Cardiovascular System

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Cardiovascular System
Instructions:
You should conduct research on the topic of discussion and use this research to support your answers. You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. In fact, I strongly recommend that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. You may access the Online Library by clicking on the “Library” link on the menu bar to the left inside the electronic classroom. However, NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post, include in-text citations where applicable, and be sure that both are in APA format.
Topic: Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology.

Choose an aspect or part of the cardiovascular system that is covered in the required reading and/or laboratory exercise for the week that interests you and/or that you may be struggling with.
After you have completed your required reading for the week, ask a question related to the current topic. Be as specific as possible and refer to sources, when needed. If you have mastered the material and have no questions, choose a current topic, explain it, and describe what learning techniques you used to master the material. Also you can expand on it by providing example(s) of how it’s affected by disease, physical training, or any other outside influence.

There is no minimum word count for the initial post or responses. All posts should be written in complete sentences, using correct grammar, spelling, and scientific terminology.

Blood: An Overview (This is the part of the cardio vas sys to write about)

Blood, a liquid connective tissue, is a transport medium with a wide variety of functions in the body.

6.2 Red Blood Cells and Transport of Oxygen

Red blood cells contain hemoglobin and are involved in the transport of gases in the body.

6.3 White Blood Cells and Defense Against Disease

A variety of white blood cells, or leukocytes, exists. Collectively, these cells help the body fight infection.

6.4 Platelets and Blood Clotting

Platelets are cell fragments that maintain homeostasis by repairing breaks in blood vessels and preventing loss of blood.

6.5 Blood Typing and Transfusions

Blood typing is based on specific antigens on the surface of red blood cells.

6.6 Homeostasis

Blood and the cardiovascular system play an important role in the maintenance of homeostasis in the body.

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