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Name the the 1st of 4 main important Blood Vessels in the body & describe what they do?
Taking Oxygenated blood away from the heart & cells
Name the the 2nd of 4 main important Blood Vessels in the body & describe what they do?
2. PULMONARY VEINS
Bringing oxygenated blood to the heart
Name the the 3rd of 4 main important Blood Vessels in the body & describe what they do?
3. SUPERIOR & INFERIOR VENA CARVA (VEINS)
Bringing de-oxygenated blood to the heart
Name the the 4th of 4 main important Blood Vessels in the body & describe what they do?
4. PULMONARY ARTERY
Taking de-oxygenated blood away from the heart
What is the definition of Blood Pressure?
The amount of pressure
created by the blood
on the walls of the arteries
as it flows through them
What is the definition of a pulse?
The rhythmic pumping
of the blood around the body by the heart
(can be felt on the arteries near the surface)
normal resting rate in adults 70-80 beats per minutes
What is the technical term for High Blood Pressure?
What is the definition High Blood Pressure?
Occurs when heart has to work harder
to force blood out of the left ventricle into the aorta
Puts strain on the heart & can cause a stroke
Name 7 other examples that can cause of High Blood Pressure?
Hardening/Narowing of the Arteries
Can also be a heriditary condition
What is the technical name for Low Blood Pressure?
What is the definition of Low Blood Pressure?
Occurs when heart is unable to exert enough force on the blood as it leaves the heart
resulting in insufficient blood to the brain
Name 3 causes of Low Blood Pressure?
NAME 7 FUNCTIONS OF THE BLOOD
Carries oxygen to the cells
- 2. NUTRIENTS
- Carries nutrients around the body
Transports hormones around the body
Removes waste products
Aids regulation of body temperature
- 6.ANTIBODIES & WHITE CELLS
- Carries white antibodies & white cells around the body to fight infection
Provides the clotting mechanism to protect the body
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