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  • Blood To The Heart
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    Tara Feeney Oct. 24, 1997 1st Period Cardiovascular System The cardiovascular system, also known as the circulatory system, refers to the course taken by the blood through the arteries, capillaries, and veins and back to the heart. This system enables dissolved materials - oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and wastes - to be transported throughout the body. Without the cardiovascular system the cells of the body would not be connected to the organs that obtain the needed materials and to those ...
  • Blood From The Left Atrium
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    Allograft A tissue graft between donor and recipient of the same species, but where they could react antigenic ally. Antibody A protein that is produced in the body in response to invasion by a foreign agent and that reacts specifically with it. Antigen A substance not normally present in the body which, when introduced into it, stimulates production of an antibody that reacts specifically to it. Anticoagulant A substance which inhibits the blood clotting mechanism. Aorta The great artery that c...
  • Red Blood Cells
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    A red blood cell can start in the big left toe of a person and travel all around the body, ending up in the same place it started. During the entire transportation process, the Red Blood Cells transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues and carbon dioxode from the body tissues to the lungs. Red blood cells can be found in every part of the body because they are so widely spread out. Starting at the big left toe of a person, a deoxygenated red blood cell moves through many blood vessels s...
  • Major Function Of The Sympathetic Branch
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    DESCRIBE THE STRUCTURE OF THE ANS SYSTEM AND DISCUSS THE EFFECTS IT HAS SHOWN TO HAVE ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL FUNCTIONS The ANS is a purely motor system, meaning that it transmits impulses out of the CNS to various motor or effect or organs of the body. These include the smooth muscle of the blood vessels and the gastro intestinal system, heart muscle, and several glands such as the pancreas, the adrenal medulla and the salivary glands. The ANS first function is to regulate internal bod...
  • Smaller Blood Vessels Into The Lower Body
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    The Circulatory System Circulatory System or cardiovascular system, in humans, is the combined function of the heart, blood, and blood vessels to transport oxygen and nutrients to organs and tissues throughout the body and carry away waste products (Encarta 2000). The heart, blood, and blood vessels are the three structural elements that make up the circulatory system. The Heart: The heart is the engine or the pump of the circulatory system. It is divided into four chambers: the right atria, the...
  • Amount Of Acid In The Blood
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    Many people today use exercise as a way to better their health and their lives, but the stress from exercising can put a strain on your body. As we exercise the glucose in our bodies break down and in turn produces CO 2 and H+ due to the body's metabolism become more active. At the same time, our muscles use up oxygen. Together these processes can cause a chemical change in our blood, which results in a drop in pH. This chemical change affects the homeostasis in our body. Homeostasis is the main...
  • Liver's Important Functions
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    The Liver: Facts, Functions, and Structure of Justin Amos Anatomy / Physiology October 24, 1997 Facts and Functions The liver is the largest organ in the entire, normal human body. It weighs anywhere from 2.5 to 3.3 pounds. With its large size it is also a very resilient organ. Up to 3/4 of its cells can be removed before is ceases to function. It is red-brown organ roughly shaped like a cone. The liver is located in the upper right abdominal cavity immediately beneath the diaphragm. Without the...
  • Kidneys In The Form Of Urine
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    Kidneys In vertebrates, kidneys are the two major organs of excretion. Excess water, toxic waste products of metabolism such as urea, uric acid, and inorganic salts are disposed of by kidneys in the form of urine. Kidneys are also largely responsible for maintaining the water balance of the body and the pH of the blood. Kidneys play important roles in other bodily functions, such as releasing the protein, and helping to control blood pressure. Kidneys are paired, reddish-brown, bean-shaped struc...
  • Brain Signals Blood Vessels
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    Concepts of Lifetime Fitness September 1, 1997 Homeostasis is the state of equilibrium in which the internal environment of the human body remains relatively constant. Two excellent examples of homeostasis are how the body maintains a constant temperature and blood pressure during strenuous physical activity or exercise. Although there are many other activities in the body that display homeostasis, I will only discuss these two. Temperature in the human body is usually kept at approximately 37 d...
  • Blood Vessels Run Throughout The Frog's Skin
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    The two organisms discussed I this report are humans and Frogs. The Taxonomy of an organism includes kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. Humans are classified by the kingdom animali a, phylum chordate, class mammalia, order primates, family hominid ae, genus homo, and species homo sapiens. Frogs are classified as kingdom animali a, phylum chordate, and genus and species Rana pipes. A frogs habitat is usually spent on land for most of its adult life. However frogs reproduct...
  • Low Blood Sugar
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    Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar or low fuel in the blood. It also refers to a disturbed carbohydrate metabolism, since some people change between high and low blood sugar levels. When the body tries to work under these conditions, mental processes are impaired and body systems are broken. Hypoglycemia is sometimes related to other conditions like drug addiction, alcoholism, allergies, arthritis, diabetes, mental illness, anti-, an juvenile delinquency. There are numerous causes of hypoglycemi...
  • Used Leeches
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    Leeches The leech is a segmented worm that in all actuality has a very vivid life. From being used by doctors to just being blood-sucking parasites, the leech is a true wonder of the mind. The leech has a series of ring-like segments that make up its body structure. They maybe from 2 to 20 centimeters long and have the ability to shorten or lengthen their bodies. They mostly come in colors of black, red or brown, sometimes with stripes or spots. They are extremely sensitive to touch, temperature...
  • Tubes In The Body Of A Worm
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    Earth Worm Direction Parts Function Digestive System - Prostomium - a small fleshy lobe that extends over the mouth, used to help dig through the soil - Mouth - the entrance for food into the digestive system, located under the prostomium - Pharynx - A tube at the beginning of the digestive tract that creates a sucking action to remove food particles from the soil, located just behind the mouth - Esophagus - a narrow passage in the digestive track that connects the pharynx to the crop - Crop - a...
  • Seventy Five Percent Of The Blood Cholesterol
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    Cholesterol 1 We have all heard about cholesterol in the news. Cholesterol affects the health of everyone in the world. In order to put our cholesterol levels into equilibrium you first must know what cholesterol is. Cholesterol is a lipid, a soft, fat like substance that in reasonable amounts is crucial in maintaining good health. Cholesterol serves numerous functions imperative to the survival of the human body. The body uses cholesterol to build new cells and repair old cell membranes. Choles...
  • Hdl Cholesterol In The Blood
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    For years, cholesterol has been a major concern for millions of people around the world. This fear of cholesterol has led to many consultations with specialists like physicians and nutritionists. It seems that there is a great misconception about this molecule. A majority of the population is conscious of the harm that it can cause, but they are not aware that it has pertinent values to our body. There are two major forms that cholesterol comes in: 1) low density lipoprotein, which is generally ...
  • O 2 For Their Blood
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    1. In order to grow and survive an organism must metabolize. In order to metabolize, an organism must have access to nutrients and O 2 at the cellular level. Within the kingdom Animalia, there are several solutions to the problem of delivery of said nutrients and O 2. Discuss, in a written format, the various internal structural adaptations (their form and function) associated with each of the four heart configurations discussed in class which facilitate the delivery of nutrients starting at the...
  • Points To The Impossibility Of Foster's Suicide
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    The Death of Vince Foster: Murder or Suicide? Contrary to reports issued by the government under the administration of Bill Clinton, all forensic evidence points to the probability that Vince Foster did not kill himself. Regardless of the supporting evidence regarding his "suicide note", motive, and knowledge of the Clintons' involvement in the Whitewater investigation, the crime scene investigation and further forensic evidence scrutinized by the FBI do not in the least support the suicide theo...
  • Tube Within A Tube Body Structure
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    EARTHWORM: Kingdom Animalia Phylum Annelida Class Oligochaete The earthworm is the best-known member of the phylum Annelida, the segmented worms. Annelids are bilaterally symmetrical, and their bodies are divided into segments both externally and internally. They have a tube-within-a-tube body structure. The outer tube is the body wall, while the inner tube is the digestive tract. The cavity between the outer and inner tubes is the coelo m. CIRCULATORY SYSTEM As food is digested, the blood in th...
  • Red Blood Cell
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    Blood is composed of cells and fluid, contain many inorganic and organic molecules. Functions of blood could be falls into three categories: transport, defense and regulation, they all have different function. Blood transport oxygen and nutrients and removes waste from the body. It also transports hormones, which control the body's organ. Blood defense pathogens such as bacteria and viruses and it clots, which prevents the loss of blood. In regulatory functions, blood helps maintain body tempera...
  • Its Red Blood Cells
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    The average adult body contains about 10 to 12 pints of blood. Your body continuously replaces its red blood cells, making new ones with iron salvaged from old ones that have died. Blood transports nutrients and defensive antibodies, cells, and clotting factors. Red blood cells deliver or release oxygen. The three main components of blood are plasma, white and red blood cells. Plasma is a fluid that makes up about 55% of the blood. It is made up of approximately 90% water and the other 10% conta...

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