circulatory system

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circulatory system
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2011-06-08 23:25:52
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circulartory system terminology
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  1. circulatory system
    blood vessels and the heart
  2. blood
    • composed of 45% formed elements (cells)
    • 55 % liquid ( plasma)
  3. formed elements found in blood
    • plt (platelet) thrombocyte
    • RBC ( Red blood cell) erythrocyte
    • WBC ( white blood cell) leukocyte
    • basophil eosinophil
    • lymphocyte monocyte
    • Neutrophil
  4. blood cell Functions:
    RBC
    Carries hemoglobin to provde oxgen to tissue
  5. blood cell Functions:
    WBC
    fights infections and provides other protective functions
  6. blood cell Functions:
    PLT
    starts the clotting process
  7. Vessels:
    Arteries
    Carries Pumped blood from the heart to all areas of the body
  8. Vessels:
    Veins
    Returns blood to the heart
  9. Vessels:
    Capillaries
    Vessels that connect arterioles(the smallest arteries)venules(the smallest veins)
  10. surface veins often used in Venipucture
    • veins of the antecubital fossa (inside elbow)include:
    • median cubital
    • cephalic
    • basilic
  11. Blood pressure
    Sphygmomanometer
  12. systolic(blood pumped)
    disatolic Resting artery
    • normal
    • 120/80

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