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The Circulatory System Parts and Function

The 3 main parts of The Circulatory system:

The 3 main parts of The Circulatory system The Heart The Blood Vessels Blood

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Parts of The Heart:

Parts of The Heart The Atria -Receiving Chambers The Ventricles -Pumping Chambers The Valves -Controls Flow The Septum -Divides the Heart

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Blood Vessels

Types of Blood Vessels:

Types of Blood Vessels Arteries -Carry blood away from the Heart -The Aorta is the largest artery Veins -Carry blood away from the Heart -Veins contain valves -The Vena Cava is the largest vein Capillaries - Known as the “Distribution Pipes”

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The Composition of Blood:

The Composition of Blood The Plasma (Fluid) makes up 55% of the blood volume. The Solids (Cells) make up 45% of the blood volume.

Blood Plasma:

Blood Plasma 97% Water Other 3% -Antibodies and Proteins - Nutrients and Wastes

Blood Solids:

Blood Solids Red Blood Cells -Carry oxygen -Contain Hemoglobin White Blood Cells -Attack bacteria & other invaders Platelets -Control the blood clotting process


Credits Graphics courtesy of & The Franklin Institute online. Presentation by Steve Kennette Thanks to: Spartanburg School District #5 Duncan, S. C.

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