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Cardiovascular Syste

Module 5

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The heart is enclosed within an area of the thorax known as... Mediastinum
The double sac membrane that covers the heart is the.. pericardium
The middle and thickest layer of heart tissue is... myocardium
The layer of heart tissue lining the heart chambers and covering valve tissue is... endocardium
The heart chambers are separated by a body of tissue known as the... cardiac septum
The blood receiving chambers of the heart are... atria
The pumping chambers of the heart are... ventricle
Blood returns to the heart from the lungs by... pulmonary veins
The large artery carrying blood to the body from the left ventricle is the... aorta
The blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart... arteries
The blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart... veins
The valve between the right atrium and ventricle is the... tricuspid valve
The bicuspid has two flaps and is known as the... mitral valve
Arteries supplying blood to the tissue of the heart are... coronary arteries
The smallest vessels, which carry blood to the cells of tissues... capillaries
Only artery that carries oxygen-poor blood is the... pulmonary artery
The only vein that carries oxygen-rich blood is the... pulmonary vein
The valves leading to the pulmonary trunk and aorta are both referred to as the... Semilunar valves
A blockage in vessels supplying heart muscle may cause... Myocardial Infarction
The auto rhythmic activity of the heart can be modified by the... Autonomic Nervous System
Heart contraction is known by the alternate term... Systole
Relaxation periods of the heart when contractions are not occurring are known as... Diastole
Created by: brookeadams