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What is the primary purpose of the cardiovascular system?

What is the primary purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Distribute blood: the heart pumps oxygenated blood through the arteries to the organs and the veins bring the unoxygenated blood back to the heart. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 is the purpose of the respiratory system?

What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

To maintain: a normal oxygen level and get rid of carbon dioxide, which is a waste product. It also helps maintain acid base balance. ...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 is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

Very important: Cardiovascular system comprises of heart and blood vessels and is vital to survival of all other organs it supplies oxygen and nourishment to the whole body. ...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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What is the purpose of surfactants in the respiratory system?

Keep air sacs open: Surfactants, which are made by the body and are also available as a medication for babies who are deficient in them (usually premie), coat the inside of the tiny air sacs in the lung and keep them open when you exhale. Just like a collapsed balloon is hard to inflate, a collapsed air sac is hard to open. When it doesn't close completely, it's easier to open with the next breath. ...Read more

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What is the specific purpose of the pulmonary circulation?

What is the specific purpose of the pulmonary circulation?

Oxygen: The pulmonary arteries bring blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs, and the pulmonary veins return newly oxygenated blood back to the heart in the left atrium. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the lymphatic system in and around the lungs?

What is the purpose of the lymphatic system in and around the lungs?

Drainage of lymph: Lymph is a natural fluid made by the immune system (lymphatic system) to keep the body healthy. Any foreign material or waste product that persists in the blood (after liver) gets to the lymph system, where it is processed & "surveyed" to make sure there's nothing harmful. If there is, it goes to the immune cells to clean up. Lungs need it just like every other organ. ...Read more

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Why is the health of the digestive system important for the entire body?

Why is the health of the digestive system important for the entire body?

Nutrition: Our nutrition decisions and intake can affect every part of our body. Our body use glucose as its main energy source but can get glucose from sugars, proteins and fats. There are vitamins and minerals that our body needs to run the multitude of chemical reactions constantly running. Deficiencies can lead to many different medical issues with two of the more common being anemia or osteoporosis ...Read more

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Which of the following is not a way that the cardiovascular system helps to maintain homeostasis of the body? The blood carries nutrients to the

	
Which of the following is not a way that the cardiovascular system helps to maintain homeostasis of the body?
 	
	The blood carries nutrients to the

Homeostasis: You shouldn't just think of the cardiovascular system alone. A better question is how does your body maintain homeostasis? A simple answer is your body is composed of various systems. They interact with each other to help maintain your body's homeostasis. If there is anything wrong with any one of the systems, homeostasis of your body will be thrown off, which is what happens in a disease process ...Read more

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What is the effect of glutathione in the body?

What is the effect of glutathione in the body?

Ambiguous: It depends on exactly what you want to know. Glutathione does serve an important function in the body(Free radical scavenger) but such an effect has not been easy to show when Glutathione is used as a supplement or as a medication for any medical conditions. ...Read more

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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 is the impact on the body of arteriosclerosis?

What is the impact on the body of arteriosclerosis?

Depends: It depends upon the location of the atherosclerosis. In the brain arteries, it causes neurologic deficits and stroke. In the heart it causes chest pain and heart attacks. In the kidneys it causes hypertension and renal failure. In the legs it causes claudication (leg pain when walking). ...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 is the essence of water in the body system?

What is the essence of water in the body system?

?: Not sure what your question means. Essence of water? Please re-write the entire question. ...Read more

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What part of the brain is known as the drug reward system?

What part of the brain is known as the drug reward system?

Various parts: of the medial forebrain have been implicated in reward systems. (Nucleus Accumbens, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, septal nuclei) It also depends on the drug. It turns out that for some drugs like cocaine the repeated use of the drug is dependent on Gabaergic NucAcc neurons combined with increased thickness of a leather pouch known as the wallet. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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