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Transcript of Circulatory System
Cardio Vascular System from the greek word "Kardia", meaning the heart. Also from the Latin word "Vasculum" meaning small vessel. A vein is a vessel that transports blood to the heart. The veins have valves that open with every beat so your blood doesn't just fall back to your feet. Vein Red blood cells Vocabulary What is the Circulatory system? The Heart 4.) Each day 2,000 gallons of blood travel many times through about 60,000 miles of blood vessels. 3.) The left ventricle is sronger than the right ventricle because the blood it carries is full of oxygen. Four Fun Facts Platelets are irregularly shaped cell fragments. Having too little of them can cause bleeding, too many of them can cause blood clots and other serious problems in the body. The average life of a platelet is 5-9 days. Platelets Blood Cells Muscular systems The circulatory system sends the needed nutrients, energy, and oxygen to the musles. Respertory System This system provides oxygen to the circulatory system so it can feed the rest of the body. Supporting Body Systems Nervous System This sends info to your brain about blood pressure. The brain maintains blood pressure and heart rate.