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Circulatory System

Circulatory System

S. MORRIS 2006

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The circulatory system carries blood and dissolved

The circulatory system carries blood and dissolved

substances to and from different places in the body.

The Heart has the job of pumping these things around

the body.

The Heart pumps blood and substances around the

body in tubes called blood vessels.

The Heart and blood vessels together make up the

Circulatory System.

What is the circulatory system?

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lungs

lungs

head & arms

liver

digestive system

kidneys

legs

pulmonary artery

aorta

pulmonary vein

main vein

Left

Right

How does this system work?

Circulatory System

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Our circulatory system is a double circulatory system.

Our circulatory system is a double circulatory system.

This means it has two parts parts.

the right side of the system

deals with deoxygenated blood.

the left side of the system

deals with oxygenated blood.

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The Heart

The Heart

These are arteries. They carry blood away from the heart.

This is a vein. It brings blood from the body, except the lungs.

Coronary arteries, the hearts own blood supply

The heart has four chambers

2 atria

2 ventricles

now lets look inside the heart

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The Heart

The Heart

Left Ventricle

Left Atrium

Right Atrium

Right Ventricle

valve

Vein from Lungs

Artery to Head and Body

Artery to Lungs

Vein from Head and Body

valve

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How does the Heart work?

How does the Heart work?

STEP ONE

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How does the Heart work?

How does the Heart work?

STEP TWO

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How does the Heart work?

How does the Heart work?

The cycle then repeats itself.

STEP THREE

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blood from the heart gets around

blood from the heart gets around

the body through blood vessels

There are 3 types of blood vessels

a. ARTERY

b. VEIN

c. CAPILLARY

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The Artery

The Artery

thick muscle and elastic fibres

Arteries carry blood away from the heart.

the elastic fibres allow the artery to stretch under pressure

the thick muscle can contract to push the blood along.

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