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What does the blood travels through?

What does the blood travels through?

Blood enters the heart through two large veins, the inferior and superior vena cava, emptying oxygen-poor blood from the body into the right atrium. The pulmonary vein empties oxygen-rich blood, from the lungs into the left atrium.

Which way does blood flow?

The right ventricle pumps the oxygen-poor blood to the lungs through the pulmonary valve. The left atrium receives oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it to the left ventricle through the mitral valve. The left ventricle pumps the oxygen-rich blood through the aortic valve out to the rest of the body.

How does blood reach all parts of the body?

The circulatory system carries blood to all parts of your body. The heart pumps blood through big blood vessels called arteries and veins. In our body there are also millions of small blood vessels called capillaries. Oxygen, food and other substances pass through the thin walls of these capillaries into the tissue.

What route does blood take around the body?

Blood is pumped into the aorta, which carries oxygenated blood around the body. This unidirectional flow of blood through the heart shows that mammals have a double circulatory system. This means blood travels through the heart twice in one circulation of the body.

How far does your blood travel round your body?

Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood. This 5.6 liters of blood circulates through the body three times every minute. In one day, the blood travels a total of 19,000 km (12,000 miles)- that’s four times the distance across the U.S. from coast to coast.

How does the heart make blood circulate throughout the body?

The opening and closing of valves in the heart’s chambers work in such a way to make certain that blood is carried throughout the body in a circle known as circulation. The heart pumps blood through vessels transporting oxygen and nutrients to all the parts of the body. Larger blood vessels, called arteries, carry oxygen rich blood from the heart. Blood then flows from the smaller arteries in the body into even smaller blood vessels called capillaries, where oxygen is dropped off and