Cardiovascular System

Funct. & Struct.

Function - transport oxygen, fight infection, and clots.

Structure - The cardiovascular system is a complex network of the heart, blood vessels and blood. It's job is to deliver nutrients to the body and remove byproducts from the tissues.

Blood flow through the body

blood flows through blood vessels , called the blood circulatory system.
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Types of blood type vessels

Arteries transport the oxygenated blood away from the left side of the heart.

Veins transport used blood from all over the body back to the heart and lungs for re-oxygenation.

Capillaries are minute blood vessels that join onto the arterioles.

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Blood cell formation

Blood cell formation, also called Hematopoiesis, or Hemopoiesis,

red blood cell ,continuous process by which the cellular constituents of blood are replenished as needed. Blood cells are divided into three groups: the red blood cells erythrocytes, the white blood cells leukocytes, and the blood platelets (thrombocytes). The white blood cells are subdivided into three broad groups: granulocytes, lymphocytes, and monocytes.

blood types

  • A
  • B
  • AB
  • O
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