Enero 19, 2012

Chapter 18: Blood Vessels and Circulation

     The previous chapter is all about the anatomy of the heart so before we go to this chapter let us recall of what you have learned to the previous topic. Click Here.

     The peripheral circulatory system consists of two sets of blood vessels: the systemic and pulmonary vessel.
  • Systemic Circulation- supplies nourishment to all of the tissue located throughout your body, with the exception of the heart and lungs because they have their own systems. Systemic circulation is a major part of the overall circulatory system.
  • Pulmonary Circulation- is the movement of blood from the heart, to the lungs, and back to the heart again. This is just one phase of the overall circulatory system.
 Aorta and Major Arteries of the Systemic Circulation


 Major Veins of the Systemic Circulation