The Human Pumping Station
Use the picture above to identify key features:
The four chambers, the Superior Vena Cava, Aorta, Pulmonary Arteries, Pulmonary Veins.
The key elements of the circulatory system you must know are:
The difference between veins and arteries, the difference between systolic pressure and diastolic pressure, what is being transported in the blood, features & function of white blood cells and platelets.
Of course, you must also know the journey of the red blood cell. Watch the Youtube video below.
You must know:
- anatomy (features)
- physiology (function)
- relevant cells and transport (red, white, platelets, arteries, veins & oxygen)
You must answer the following question with accuracy & detail.
In 200 words, outline the journey of a red blood cell through the circulatory system. Be specific with anatomy and be comprehensive in your response (e.g. include what is being transported)