Tuesday, April 27, 2010

General Questions for Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

All students answer these general questions about the Circulatory System (Chapter 29) and Respiration (Chapter 30). Due next Friday, May 7.


Question 1: Trace a drop of blood from the heart to the body and back to the heart. Differentiate between the systemic and pulmonary systems.

Question 2: Distinguish between arteries, veins and capillaries both functionally and structurally. Describe the composition and functions of blood.


Question 3: Describe the mechanics of breathing. Include the relationship between pressure and volume.

Qusestion 4: How are oxygen and carbon dioxide transported in the blood? Be complete, especially with respect to how oxygen and CO2 are exchanged within the tissues (as opposed to at the alveoli).

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