Circulatory System

what is the function of the circulatory system ?

  • water
  • oxygen
  • nutrients

what are the main organs of the circulatory ?

  1. heart
  2. blood
  3. blood vessels

What does blood pressure indicate ?

The pressure in the arteries between heartbeats ( when the heart muscle is resting between beats and refilling with blood )

Why are capillaries so important ?

They are the sites of the transfer of oxygen and other nutrients from the blood stream to other tissues in the body ; they also collect carbon dioxide waste materials and fluids for return to the veins

What is the function of blood ? What are the types of blood cells and their basic function?

functions of blood - amino acids , fatty acids , glucose

White blood cells - have anti bodies which defend us from infections & foreign bodies. It specialized cells, such as platelets, which help the blood to clot ( coagulate ) when we are bleeding

What is Rh factor ?

An antigen occurring on the red blood cells of many humans (around 85 percent) and some other primates. It is particularly important as a cause of hemolytic disease of the newborn and of incompatibility in blood transfusions

What are blood diseases and disorders ?

Blood disorders can affect any of the three main components of blood :

  • Red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the bodies tissues
  • White blood cells, which fight infections
  • Platelets, which help blood to clot

What cell organelle corresponds most closely to the circulatory system

Cell membrane

How does the circulatory system interact with 2 human body systems ?

  1. It supplies oxygen and nutrients to our bodies by working with the respiratory system. At the same time, the circulatory system helps carry waste and carbon dioxide out of the body. Hormones — produced by the endocrine system — are also transported through the blood in the circulatory system.

What is the role of the circulatory system ?

The Circulatory System is responsible for transporting materials throughout the entire body. It transports nutrients, water, and oxygen to your billions of body cells and carries away wastes such as carbon dioxide that body cells produce.