The cardiovascular system is the subject of these medical science flash cards for doctors and med students.
There are 28 flash cards in this set (5 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|cardiovascular||composed of heart & blood vessels, which circulate blood throughout body to bring blood into close proximity to every living cell|
|heart||pumps blood through the blood vessels, which include arteries, veins & capillaries|
|arteries||away from heart|
|veins||toward the heart|
|capillaries||micorscopic blood vessels located between arteries and veins|
|capillaries||composed of single layer of thin cells, allowing passage of nutrients, oxygen, and carbon dioxide|
|heart||fist sized, hollow muscular pump located in thoracic cavity|
|pericardial sac or pericardium||thick membrane that covers heart externally|
|epicardium or visceral pericardium||thinner membrane forms outer surface of heart|
|myocardium||thick outermost layer, composed of cardiac muscle,|
|endocardium||thin inner lining, lines each of the four heart chambers|
|atria||two thin-walled, receives incoming blood|
|ventricles||two thick-walled, push blood out of heart|
|right atrium||receives blood from two large veins known as vena cava and also from coronary sinus that drains heart|
|right venticle||receives blood and pumps it to lungs, where blood is oxygenated|
|left atrium||receives blood from lungs by way of four pulmonary veins|
|left ventricle||pumps blood to entire body except lungs|
|blood flow||blood flows through heart it moves from atria to the venticles|
|atrioventricular valves;||one way flow of blood through heart from atria to ventricles|
|two AV valves||mitral valve or bicuspid valve & tricuspid|
|mitral or bicuspid||left side|
|semilunar valves||blood passes through this from ventricles; which mark junction between two ventricles and two major arteries|
|two major arteries||pulmonary & aorta|