Ch 47: Parts of the Circulatory System

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Use the video and text lessons comprising this chapter to learn more about the human circulatory system. Prepare for an anatomy test or study for college entrance or student assessment exams using this short chapter.

Parts of the Circulatory System - Chapter Summary

What are veins and arteries? What does the lymphatic system do? These are among the facts you will explore when you refer to the lessons in this chapter. You'll also get to review definitions and system functions to get a clearer picture of how the circulatory system works.

You can study each step of the circulatory process and learn how blood is pumped through the body. Each lesson offers illustrations and examples to support your learning experience. After completing this chapter review, you will have reinforced your ability to:

  • Name and describe the functions of the two circuits of the circulatory system
  • Compare open and closed circulatory systems
  • Relate how blood flows through the chambers of the heart
  • Explain the functions of veins and arteries
  • Define and explain the importance of lymph to overall health
  • Describe the function of the lymphatic system

All functions, systems and processes are explained easily by expert instructors who use illustrations and examples to support their explanations. Lessons are available 24/7 and can be accessed from any device, making it convenient to study when it's best for you. Use your Dashboard to track your progress through this chapter and determine when you're ready to move from one lesson to the next using short self-assessment quizzes.

7 Lessons in Chapter 47: Parts of the Circulatory System
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The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

1. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Compare & Contrast Open & Closed Circulatory Systems

2. Compare & Contrast Open & Closed Circulatory Systems

In this lesson, you will explore open and closed circulatory systems. You will also learn what these two systems have in common and what makes them different.

Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

3. Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

In this lesson, you will take a look inside the heart and identify the chambers and one-way valves that make up this vital organ. You will also follow along as we trace the flow of blood through the heart chambers.

What are Arteries? - Function & Definition

4. What are Arteries? - Function & Definition

In this lesson, you will learn about arteries and how they function. You'll also become familiar with the names of some important arteries and find out how the vessels are structured. At the end of the lesson, you'll also have the chance to test your new knowledge of arteries with a brief quiz.

What are Veins? - Functions & Explanation

5. What are Veins? - Functions & Explanation

Veins are the blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood from parts of our body back to the heart. Learn more about how they function and quiz yourself at the end.

What is a Lymph? - Definition & Anatomy

6. What is a Lymph? - Definition & Anatomy

In this lesson, you will learn about lymph, a fluid that forms in your body's tissues. You will explore how lymph is produced, how it moves through your body, and why it is important to your overall health. A post-lesson quiz will test your knowledge.

Functions of the Lymphatic System

7. Functions of the Lymphatic System

In this lesson, you will learn about the lymphatic system and the vital role it plays in keeping the cardiovascular system working. You'll discover how the lymphatic system (with its lymphatic vessels and capillaries) quietly works in the background to return leaked fluids back to the blood.

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