Chapter 12: The Circulatory System . Anatomy Bowl prep study guide by Kush Bhorania . Overview: Understand… Basic components of the circulatory system. Understand what it means to have a closed circuit of blood vessels.
Anatomy Bowl prep study guide by Kush Bhorania
a) myocardium – thick cardiac muscle.
b) endocardium – inner lining that is very smooth. For example, it lines the muscles that close the mitral valve.
c) epicardium- layer making up the heart itself.
Questions to think about:
Blood pressure against aorta is highest in this artery during which cycle systole or diastole? Why?
Blood fills right and left coronary arteries during diastole. Can you see why?
1) Pressure gradient in arteries vs veins vs capillaries.
2) Where is blood volume the greatest? Why?
3) Which have valves?
Consider: How would the pressure in systemic circulation differ from pressure in pulmonary circulation? Is there any difference?