Cardivascular System

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tragidyanne
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Cardivascular System
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2013-04-04 16:25:24
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cardiovascular system. not done
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  1. What is the study of the heat is called?
    Cardiology
  2. Name the 3 layers of the heart
    • endocardium
    • myocardium
    • epicardium
  3. What layer is the endocardium in the heart and what is its job?
    (endo-) Inner. smooth layer, as not to cause friction of the blood when moving through the chambers.
  4. What layer of the heart is the epicardium and what is its job?
    epi-(upon,over) A plural sac that encases the heart.
  5. What layer of the heart is the myocardium and what is its job?
    myo (muscle). Middle level of muscle, responsible for the contractions of the heart.
  6. What are the 2 layers of the pricardium called? Which is inner and which is outer?
    • visceral pericardium / inner (remember, viceral, internal organs)
    • parietal pericardium/ outer

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