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The Heart


Where is the Endocardium located and what is its composition? lines all heart Chambers and Valves - Simple Squamous Epithelium
Where is the Myocardium located and what is its composition? between the Endo and Pericardium - Cardiac Muscle
Where is the Pericardium located and what is its composition? outermost membrane - External Serous Membrane
What are the parts of the Pericardium? Parietal (outermost) & Visceral (innermost)
What is the function of the Endocardium? reduces Friction and Trauma to Blood Cells against heart walls
What is the function of the Myocardium? pumps blood Within/From the Heart
What is the function of the Pericardium? Isolates/Lubricates the Heart
What are the receiving chambers for incoming venous blood? Atria
What are the chamber for outgoing arterial blood? Ventricles
What is the purpose of the Foramen Ovale? a Prenatal Connection --> allows blood to bypass lungs while in utero
What structure separates the L & R Atria? Inter-atrial Septum
What are veins colored Blue? they carry De-oxygenated blood Toward the Heart
Why are Arteries colored Red? they carry Oxygenated blood Away from the Heart
Created by: kristel387