Blood vessels

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Open circulatory system: In an open circulatory system the blood is not always in vessels.

Closed circulatory system: In a closed circulatory system the blood always remians in vessels.

Open circulatory systems- insects etc

  • Blood fluid circulates through the body cavity- tissues & cells are bathed directly in blood
  • Some animals- movement of muscles helps circulate the blood
  • In others -Muscular pumping organ pumps blood- long, muscular tube- lies just under dorsal surface
  • Blood enters through pores called ostia & blood


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