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Vascular Physiology | Outline Notes

By at September 14, 2011 | 6:10 am | 12 Comments

Understanding Blood Pressure I. Vascular Pathway A. Arteries 1. Elastic 2. Muscular 3. Arterioles B. Capillaries C. Venules D. Veins II. Arteries – take blood away from the heart A. Elastic (conducting arteries) 1. high elasticity, allows for distension and recoil under pressure changes 2. help dampen pressure oscillations, smooth blood flow in more...

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Blood | Outline Notes

By at September 13, 2011 | 6:54 am | 15 Comments

I. Functions A. Transport – gases, nutrients, hormones, wastes B. pH balance – 7.35 - 7.45 C. Hemostasis D. Defense – WBC’s and antibodies E. Maintain body temperature II. Characteristics A. Specialized connective tissue B. Properties 1. Temperature - 100.4F or 38C (slightly above body temp) 2. pH = 7.35 – 7.45 3. Viscosity – 5 times as more...

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Physiology of Heart

By at September 13, 2011 | 6:44 am | 18 Comments

I. Heart Wall A. Epicardium – outer layer; a.k.a. visceral pericardium (SSE w/ C.T.) B. Myocardium – bulk of heart 1. cardiac muscle a. striated, involuntary b. intercalated discs – propagate action potentials, support 2. connective tissue a. collagen and elastic fibers b. support, strength, elasticity after contraction 3. fibrous skeleton a. dense bands more...

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