functions of the cardiovascular system

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  • Created on: 22-02-23 15:37
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  • functions of the cardiovascular system
    • delivery of oxygen and nutrients
      • via red blood cells and plasma
      • this prevents fatigue
      • helps meet exercise demands
    • removing waste product
      • from tissue to kidneys/liver
      • reduces onset of fatigue
      • carbon dioxide and lactate
    • thermoregulation
      • responsible for heat distribution and redistribution
      • maintains thermal balance
      • stops dizziness, fainting, etc
      • via vasodilation and vasoconstriction
    • fight infection
      • white blood cells
      • destroy pathogens
      • allows training to continue
    • clot blood
      • platelets
      • stick together like a plug
      • stimulate fibrin
      • prevent further blood loss


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