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Basic Anatomy - The Circulatory System
The control center of the circulatory system is the heart.

Basic Anatomy - The Circulatory System

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The circulatory system is also known as the cardiovascular system. It is made up of the heart and the blood vessels or arteries and veins. It is the process in which blood flows through the body in order to circulate oxygen to the tissues and organs. It is a massive system. In fact, if you were to take all of the veins and arteries of an adult human and stretched them out, it would stretch for approximately 60,000 miles!

1.
This is the headquarters or control center of the circulatory system.
Atrium
Blood vessel
Ventricle
Heart
The heart is the headquarters or control center of the circulatory system. Answer (d) is correct
2.
The circulatory system is also known as the ______________.
nervous system
blood vessels
cardiovascular system
vena carvae
The circulatory system is also known as the cardiovascular system. Answer (c) is correct
3.
Which of the following is NOT part of the circulatory system?
Heart
Lungs
Arteries
Veins
The heart, arteries and veins are all part of the circulatory system. The lung is not, making Answer (b) the correct answer
4.
These pump the blood out of the heart.
Ventricles
Capillaries
Arteries
Atriums
The ventricles pump the blood out of the heart. Answer (a) is correct
5.
These carry the blood away from the heart.
Arteries
Veins
Capillaries
Vena carvae
Arteries carry the blood away from the heart. Answer (a) is correct
6.
These return blood back into the heart.
Capillaries
Arteries
Veins
Cells
The veins return blood back to the heart. Answer (c) is correct
7.
How much blood is pumped through the body each day?
200,000 gallons
20,000 gallons
2,000 gallons
200 gallons
Approximately 2,000 gallons of blood are pumped throughout the body every day. Answer (c) is correct
8.
These receive the blood into the heart.
Capillaries
Atriums
Ventricles
Arteries
The atriums receive the blood into the heart. Answer (b) is correct
9.
If you were to stretch out all of the veins and arteries of the human adult body, how far would they stretch?
60,000 miles
6,000 miles
600,000 miles
600 miles
If you were to stretch out all of the veins and arteries of the human adult body they would stretch for approximately 60,000 miles. Answer (a) is correct
10.
This carries deoxygenated blood from the upper half of the body to the right atrium.
Left ventricle
Inferior vena carvae
Right ventricle
Superior vena carvae
The superior vena carvae carries deoxygenated blood from the upper half of the body to the right atrium. Answer (d) is correct
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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