Body Systems Project Part 3
Purpose of the Circulatory System
Parts and Fuctions
Vessels that carry blood away from the heart
Moves oxygenated blood from the arteries to the tissues of the body.
Vessels that carry blood toward the heart.
Veins and Arteries serve the same function, just in different directions
Veins move blood to the heart
Arteries move the blood away from the heart.
Movement of Blood through the Heart
Composition of Blood
Too many fats in the body can cause the fats to harden in the blood stream, causing blockage and hardened veins and arteries can cause less blood flow. It is mostly caused by intake of too many fatty foods. Surgery is usually used to forcibly stop the buildup of plaque.
This disorder occurs when the heart is not receiving enough blood, causing a pressure-like pain in the chest area. It is usually not caused by outside influences, but it is genetic. It is usually treated with prescription drugs.