The Human Circulatory System
What is Circulation?• All living things must capture materials fromtheir environment that enables them to carry onlife pro...
Human Circulatory Functions• Transport oxygen gas(hemoglobin).• Transport carbondioxide gas.• Transport foodmolecules (lip...
Blood• In 1628, William Harveydemonstrated that bloodtravels in one direction and ina “closed circuit.”• Blood is pumped o...
Blood Composition
Blood Clot
Blood Vessels
“Double Loop System”
Human Heart
Human Heart Anatomy
Vocabulary Words• Circulation• Hormone• Plasma• Erythrocyte• Leukocyte• Hemoglobin• Platelets• Arteries• Veins• Capillarie...
Vocabulary Words cont.• Pulmonary veins• Systemic circulation• Pulmonary circulation• Jugular vein• Carotid artery• Renal ...
Blood Pressure• When ventricles contract,blood is forced into thearteries.• Pressure.• When ventricles relax,pressure decr...
Blood Pressure• 120/80 mmHg What does this mean?• Numerator gives pressure in artery when heartis squeezed (systolic).• De...
Blood Chemistry• With a blood sample, many things can bestudied about the blood.• A “CBC” or complete blood count cancount...
Cholesterol• Cholesterol is needed by the body formaking cells and hormones.• Two types: HDL and LDL• LDL “bad cholesterol...
Diseases of the Heart• “Cardiovascular disease.” Diseases of theheart and blood vessels.• Leading cause of death in the U....
Heart Attack
Causes of CardiovascularDisease• Genetics• Lack of exercise.• Diet high in saturatedfats.• Cigarette smoking.
Angioplasty
The human circulatory system2
The human circulatory system2
The human circulatory system2
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  1. 1. The Human Circulatory System
  2. 2. What is Circulation?• All living things must capture materials fromtheir environment that enables them to carry onlife processes.• Single celled organisms “capture” materialsfrom their environment through diffusion.• In larger organisms, these “materials” not onlyhave to be captured, but also circulated to allcells in the organism.
  3. 3. Human Circulatory Functions• Transport oxygen gas(hemoglobin).• Transport carbondioxide gas.• Transport foodmolecules (lipids,carbos, amino acids).• Transport hormones.• Maintain bodytemperature.• Works with immunesystem to help fightdisease.
  4. 4. Blood• In 1628, William Harveydemonstrated that bloodtravels in one direction and ina “closed circuit.”• Blood is pumped out of theheart to all parts of the body to“drop off” materials and “pickup” waste products.• Blood is a “liquid tissue” thatconsists of different parts.
  5. 5. Blood Composition
  6. 6. Blood Clot
  7. 7. Blood Vessels
  8. 8. “Double Loop System”
  9. 9. Human Heart
  10. 10. Human Heart Anatomy
  11. 11. Vocabulary Words• Circulation• Hormone• Plasma• Erythrocyte• Leukocyte• Hemoglobin• Platelets• Arteries• Veins• Capillaries• Atrium• Ventricle• Vena Cava• Aorta• Bicuspid valve• Tricuspid valve• Pacemaker• Pulmonary artery
  12. 12. Vocabulary Words cont.• Pulmonary veins• Systemic circulation• Pulmonary circulation• Jugular vein• Carotid artery• Renal vein and artery• Hepatic vein and artery• Subclavian artery andvein• Plaque• Diastolic pressure• Systolic pressure• CBC• HDL cholesterol• LDL cholesterol• Cardiovascular disease• Atherosclerosis• Hypertension
  13. 13. Blood Pressure• When ventricles contract,blood is forced into thearteries.• Pressure.• When ventricles relax,pressure decreases.• How is blood pressuremeasured?
  14. 14. Blood Pressure• 120/80 mmHg What does this mean?• Numerator gives pressure in artery when heartis squeezed (systolic).• Denominator gives pressure in artery whenheart is relaxed (diastolic).• With age, arteries become less elastic (lessflexible) and pressure builds up.
  15. 15. Blood Chemistry• With a blood sample, many things can bestudied about the blood.• A “CBC” or complete blood count cancount the red and white blood cells,platelets, and amount of plasma to look forirregularities.
  16. 16. Cholesterol• Cholesterol is needed by the body formaking cells and hormones.• Two types: HDL and LDL• LDL “bad cholesterol” cannot be removedfrom the body. Builds up on artery walls.• HDL “good cholesterol” can be carried tothe liver and removed from the body.• A “cardiac risk profile” measures theamount of cholesterol in the blood.
  17. 17. Diseases of the Heart• “Cardiovascular disease.” Diseases of theheart and blood vessels.• Leading cause of death in the U.S.• Plaque.• Atherosclerosis (blocked arteries).• Results in hypertension (high bloodpressure), strokes, or heart attacks.
  18. 18. Heart Attack
  19. 19. Causes of CardiovascularDisease• Genetics• Lack of exercise.• Diet high in saturatedfats.• Cigarette smoking.
  20. 20. Angioplasty

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