Systemic Circuit: Definition& Blood Flow


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What is the best way to describe the function of the systemic circuit?

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1. The first artery in the systemic circuit, and the largest artery in your body, is:

2. If you were a blood cell traveling through the systemic circuit, what would be the proper sequence of vessels you would see as you left the heart and completed your journey back to the heart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The systemic circuit is important to be familiar with when studying the circulatory system, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its functions and components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the components and functions of:

  • The systemic circuit
  • Arteries
  • Blood vessels
  • Arterial branches
  • Deoxygenated blood

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe the systemic circuit
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on arteries and arterial branches
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding blood cells and the four-chambered design of the heart

Additional Learning

To learn more about the circulatory system, review the accompanying lesson called Systemic Circuit: Definition & Blood Flow. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the function and components of the circulatory system
  • Differentiate between the systemic and pulmonary circuits
  • Define jugular veins
  • Relate the role of the inferior vena cava