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What are the components of blood?
Plasma, white blood cells, platelets and red blood cells.
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What is the role of a white blood cell?
They produce antibodies to engulf pathogens and they produce antitoxins to neutralise toxins produced by pathogens.
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What is the component within red blood cells that improves their function?
Haemoglobin
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What are the blood vessels and their roles?
Veins take blood to the heart. Arteries take blood away from the heart and to the body. Capillaries form a network to take blood through organs and tissues.
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(Part 1) Describe the journey of blood passing through the circularotary system
Deoxygenated blood enters the heart via the vena cava then is passed through the right atrium then right ventricle, the blood then exits the heart out of the pulmonary artery to the lungs where it becomes oxygenated.
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(Part 2) Describe the journey of blood passing through the circularotary system
The oxygenated blood the renters the heart via the pulmonary vein and then passed through the left atrium and ventricle. The blood then exits the heart through the aorta and enters the whole body.
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What is the role of valves
To prevent backflow of blood from the heart.
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