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The Heart Analogy Physiology Pathology and A Case Study

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Summarization: The Heart Analogy, Physiology, Pathology and a Case Study Venus Paez Grade 12 St. Joseph - 16 February 2020 Introduction The heart is a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. It is located at the center of our chest, snuggled in the mediastinum cavity between our lungs, sitting above the diaphragm, and is protected by our rib cage. Anatomy and Physiology The heart pumps blood and is about the size of our hands clasped together. The heart has a fluid-filled sac called the Pericardium. The tough outer layer or called as the Fibrous Pericardium is made of dense connective tissue which protects the heart from touching the other structures also keeps the heart intact so it wont move anywhere during the beating process. The inner parts of the Pericardium consist of the Epicardium or the Visceral Pericardi ...
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