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How many types of blood vessels are there in the human body?
5
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Is the following statement true of false: Arteries are smaller versions of arterioles
False
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Is the following statement true or false: Blood is carried away from the heart under high pressure
True
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Is the following statement true or false: Blood in veins is under high pressure
False
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Which artery is the only artery NOT to carry oxygenated blood?
Pulmonary Artery
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Which Vein is the only vein in the body to carry oxygenated blood?
Pulmonary Vein
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Give two reasons why veins have valves
To prevent backflow of blood/Aid venous return
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Describe one of the roles of the capillary
Allows Diffusion of oxygen /allows removal of waste products/ diffusion of carbon dioxide
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Why does the cardiovascular system need to transport oxygen?
To provide oxygen for cells to create energy
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What is the main waste product that the cardiovascular system needs to provide?
Carbon Dioxide
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If a sports performer has an injury that causes them to bleed, how does the cardiovascular system respond to stop the bleeding?
Platelets gather at the site of the injury to form a clot to stop the blood flowing out the vessels
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Which Blood cell plays the role of protecting the body from infection and disease?
White Blood cells
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What is the constant temperature that the body need to maintain?
37 degrees
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State 1 of the two ways in which the body will respond when the internal temperature of the body rises above the normal levels?
Sweating / Vasodilation
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Define Vasoconstriction
Arterioles under the surface of the skin decrease in diameter
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Give an example of when Vasoconstriction would be needed
Fall in body temperature
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