Flashcards in Pulmonary Circulation (FINAL) Deck (4)
- Pulmonary circulation transports oxygen-poor blood from the right ventricle to the lungs
- Where blood picks up a new blood supply
- Then it returns the oxygen-rich blood to the left atrium
- Turns deoxygenated blood into oxygenated blood
- The pulmonary artery and its branches deliver blood rich in carbon dioxide (and lacking in oxygen) to the capillaries that surround the air sacs
- The smallest of the body's blood vessels.
- Oxygen and glucose pass through capillary walls and enter the cells.
- Waste products such as carbon dioxide pass back from the cells into the blood through capillaries.
- Exchanges CO2 for O2