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Doctor insights on: The 4 Parts Of The Cardiovascular System

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Vascular System (Definition)

The vascular system performs circulation of blood throughout the body. It consists of the arteries and veins that run everywhere including the head, neck, chest, abdomen and all 4 extremities. The heart might also be included as it is the pump that circulates the blood thru the vascular system. The lymphatics of the body are also considered a third part ...Read more


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What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

The structure?: to effect the structure of, say, the heart requires an embryological defect - in other words you're often born with it. Over time theres a ton of things that can effect the heart structure - commonly things like chronic hypertension or valvular disorders can effect the structure of the heart walls and chambers. ...Read more

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Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Well: This is a very good question. Now if you remember the circulatory system travels throughout the body so if there is a disease of the circulatory system it will be spread throughout the body because the circulatory system travels everywhere ...Read more

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Does the dorsal cavity contain all of the structures of the nervous system?

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Does the dorsal cavity contain all of the structures of the nervous system?

Dorsal cavity: It contains the Cranial cavity & the Vertebral cavity. Cranial is the Brain. Vertebral is the Spinal Cord. ...Read more

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What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

The engine...: The main function of the cardiovascular system is to keep all of the other organ systems functioning by providing them with blood flow. All the organ systems work in harmony to make the body work, some act like filters, some like computers, some like machines. The heart is like the engine in the car. You need all the parts of the car to work to drive it, but won't go anywhere without the engine. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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What's the function of the lymphatic system?

What's the function of the lymphatic system?

Leak Patrol: The blood vessels leak approximately 1-3% of the fluid traveling through them. The lymph system picks up that extra fluid and (with the help of the skeletal muscles as they flex and relax) slowly returns it to the heart where it rejoins the rest of the fluid. ...Read more

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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

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What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

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What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

Endocrine: Each hormone is a chemical that control function of many different organs. Brain hormones send orders to organs to work. Brain secretes TSH to order thyroid to work to control whole body. Sexual hormones control brain and whole body, as does Insulin controls use of sugar in whole body (brain included). Then hormones are inter-dependent. Delicate balance! ...Read more

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What are the major organs of the nervous system?

What are the major organs of the nervous system?

Brain & Spinal Cord: The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (cns). The peripheral nervous system (pns) consists of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the principle functions of the cardiovascular system?

What is the principle functions of the cardiovascular system?

Pump and deliver: The heart will pump blood into the vessels which carries oxygen and nutrition to organs and bring back waste to be cleared by lungs, liver and kidneys. ...Read more

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What type of tissue comprises the bulk of the myocardium? Is this different than other parts of the heart?

What type of tissue comprises the bulk of the myocardium? Is this different than other parts of the heart?

Cardiac muscle: Cardiac muscle is the biggest part of the myocardium, which is what most of the heart is. Additional parts are the endo & epcardium plus the valves. ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the nervous system?

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What are the different parts of the nervous system?

Nervous System: Brain, Spinal cord, Nerves, Sensory organs such as the eyes & ears, and Ganglia. ...Read more

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Please describe the main purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Please describe the main purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Cv system: The cardiovascular system circulates blood and nutrient through the body and maintains the dynamic forces needed to do that. ...Read more

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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

# of organs in the: Lungs - the major organ - responsible for gas exchange, heart - responsible to pump blood into and out of the lungs trachea - "windpipe" mouth and nose - serve to condition the incoming air diaphragm - responsible for generating the negative forces to draw air in rib cage - "container" for the system blood vessels and lastly brain to run the whole thing so 8 in my opinion ...Read more

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What are the main parts of the respiratory and digestive systems?

What are the main parts of the respiratory and digestive systems?

Anatomy questions: Great wikipedia question. Please go there and if no good answer lets do 2nd opinion and I can help. ...Read more

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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more