COLLEGE OF NURSING – ARAULLO UNIVERSITY
ANATOMY PHYSIOLOGY HANDOUTS
2 divisions: Lymphatic
return the tissue fluid to the blood stream; filter the tissue fluid
thymus, spleen, tonsils, lymph nodes
Blood circulatory system
major structure in circulatory system
pump for the blood
located in the thoracic cavity within the “mediastinum”
enclosed by sac called pericardium:
parietal – fibrous
visceral or epicardium – attached closely to the cardiac muscle or myocardium
endocardium – the heart’s lining; an endothelial tissue continuous with the blood vessels lining
atrium – thin walled chamber, smalles
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