Cardiovascular System: The Heart


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Cardiovascular System: The Heart
1011302 Cardiovascular System: The HeartObjective A To describe the heart and to locate it within the thorax. The heart is a hollow, four-chambered muscular organ that is specialized for pumping blood through the vessels of the body (fig. 15.1). It weighs about 255 grams in the female and 310 grams in the male, accounting for about 5% of the body weight. The heart is located …
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The late Kent M. Van de Graaff; R. Ward Rhees; Sidney L. Palmer: Schaum's Outline of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Fourth Edition. Cardiovascular System: The Heart, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export