Circulatory System

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Circulatory System

Circulatory System

Also known as leukocytes, white blood cells are responsible for fighting off infections and they also help maintain a healthy immune system

Also known as thrombocytes, platelets help clot the blood.

Plasma is made up of 90% water and 10% proteins. This is where blood cells are suspended.

Oxygen is carried from the lungs to the rest of your body through the help of red blood cells

Also known as erythrocytes, red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen from your lungs throughout your body

Superior & inferior venae cavae, right atrium, tricuspid valve, right ventricle, pulmonary semilunar valves, pulmonary trunk, right & left pulmonary arteries, lungs, pulmonary veins, left atrium, bicuspid valve, left ventricle, aortic semilunar valves, ascending aorta, rest of body.


Components of Blood

Red Blood Cells




White Blood Cells

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is measured using two numbers. The first number is called the systolic blood pressure (pressure in your blood vessels when your heart beats). The second number is your diastolic pressure (pressure in your blood when your heart rests between beats). Your blood pressure is affected by the things you eat, exercise, stress, and even alcohol.


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