Structure of the Heart

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What are blood vessels?
They're a tubular structure which carries blood through tissues and organs
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Name 5 blood vessels:
Ateries, aterioles, capillaries, venules and veins
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Is an artery oxygenated or de-oxygenated?
Oxygenated
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Does a vein carry blood towards or away from the heart?
Towards
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How does gas exchange take place?
O2 passes through capillary wall, into the tissues. CO2 passes from the tissues into the blood
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Where does the blood enter into the heart
The superior vena cava
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What valve does the de-oxygenated blood have to pass through to access the right ventricle?
Tricuspid valve
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Where does the blood go to through the pulmonary valve?
Pulmonary artery
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Where does the oxygenated blood enter?
The pulmonary vein
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What valve does the blood have to go through to access the left ventricle?
Bicuspid valve/mitral valve
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How do the valves function?
When the heart muscle contracts and relaxes, the valves open and close
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How many ways can the blood go through the valves?
One-way
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Name 5 blood vessels:

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Is an artery oxygenated or de-oxygenated?

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Does a vein carry blood towards or away from the heart?

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How does gas exchange take place?

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