Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 33, Circulatory and Respiratory Systems - Assessment - 33.1 The Circulatory System - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 972: 2



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Option a. is incorrect. The ventricles are the bottom chambers of the heart. Option b. is incorrect. The septa divide the atria from the ventricles and each atrium and ventricle from the other. Option c. is incorrect. Myocardia is the technical name for heart muscle. Option d. is correct. The atria are the upper chambers of the heart. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the body that subsequently is pumped to the lungs by the right ventricle. The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs to be pumped to the rest of the body by the left ventricle.
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