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What is the function of the lungs in the circulatory system?

What is the function of the lungs in the circulatory system?

Oygenation: The short answer is that the lungs oxygenate the venous blood. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How do the lungs depend on the circulatory system?

How do the lungs depend on the circulatory system?

Physiology ?: I recommend you go to Wikipedia for questions like this. Too complex for 400 spaces. ...Read more

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How can poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

How can  poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

Atherosclerosis: This condition is caused by poor diet which is typically a diet with too much animal fat in it. It also occurs in obese people and in those who have diabetes once again due to over eating. Excessive fat(cholesterol) is deposited inside the arteries which leads to damaged vasculature , a set up for heart attack and or stroke due to blood clots forming inside the diseased arteries. ...Read more

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How does the circulatory system work?

How does the circulatory system work?

Blood: All the cells that compose your body require a continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients and means of removing waste. These functions are performed by blood. Your heart pumps oxygen rich blood to all areas and receive oxygen poor blood in return - simulataneously, your heart separately pumps this oxygen poor blood to your lungs and receives it to pump everywhere else. Blood goes round and round. ...Read more

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Why does the body need a circulatory system?

Why does the body need a circulatory system?

Easy.: Circulatory system is essential to move nutrients and oxygen to cells and to remove waste. Having a transport system allows cells to specialize. If there were no circulation every cell would have to perform many more functions independently. ...Read more

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How can you keep your circulatory system healthy?

How can you keep your circulatory system healthy?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read more

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Which ailments of the circulatory system are most common?

Which ailments of the circulatory system are most common?

Here is the list: High blood pressure(hypertension) atherosclerosis(hardening of the arteries). This can lead to heart attack(coronary artery occlusion), stroke or peripheral vascular disease(may cause gangrene from poor circulation in the legs). Vascular occlusions can also occur due to blood clots inside the diseased arteries and or inside the veins(venous thrombosis which can lead to pulmonary embolism( lungs). ...Read more

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How does angina affects the circulatory system?

How does angina affects the circulatory system?

Other way around: Angina is caused by problems in your circulatory system. It does not cause them. Here's a good read on Angina: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/angina/basics/causes/CON-20031194 Talk w/ your doctor to best manage this condition. It can make all the difference! Best regards. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect the circulatory system?

How does caffeine affect the circulatory system?

Caffeine circulation: Great discussion at wikipedia. Ever heard of it? Give it a try. The effects are very complex and I have studied them. Cannot give adequate detail in 400 characters. ...Read more

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How does the skeletal system affect the circulatory system?

How does the skeletal system affect the circulatory system?

Skeletal system: The cells within your blood are produced in the bone marrow within your bones. This includes red cells (RBCs), white cells (WBCs) and platelets. You couldn't have one system without the other. ...Read more

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Circulatory Disorders (Definition)

Circulatory disorders is a term for any disease that affects veins or arteries ...Read more