Major Heart Structures and Great Vessels

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Major Heart Structures and Great Vessels
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2012-02-12 16:12:18
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Major heart structures and great vessels
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  1. arteries that supply blood to cardiac muscle
    coronary arteries
  2. layer of heart wall containing cardiac muscle
    myocardium
  3. extensions of the atria
    auricles
  4. heart is located here (area between the lungs)
    mediastinum
  5. lines the heart chambers
    endocardium
  6. pointed inferior part of the heart
    apex
  7. two heart pumps; lower heart chambers
    ventricles
  8. superior heart chambers
    atria
  9. another name for visceral pericardium
    epicardium
  10. wide superior part of the heart
    base
  11. blood pumped by right ventricle
    oxygen-poor
  12. blood pumped by left ventricle
    oxygen-rich
  13. enlarged muscles in ventricles attached to chordae tendinae
    papillary muscles
  14. muscle ridges in ventricles
    trabeculae carne
  15. ridges in anterior wall of right atrium
    pectinate muscles
  16. strings attached to AV cusps
    chordae tendinae
  17. blood vessel that returns blood from the body inferior to the heart
    inferior vena cava
  18. the valve located between the left ventricle and the aorta
    bicuspid (mitral) valve
  19. membrane between the atria that closes after birth
    fossa ovalis
  20. the valve between the right atrium and right ventricle
    tricuspid valve

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