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: 3



Work Step by Step

Option b. is incorrect. The vena cava is a vein that brings blood from the body back to the heart. Option c. is incorrect. The pulmonary vein brings oxygen-rich blood from the lungs back to the heart. Option d. is incorrect. The pulmonary artery takes oxygen-poor blood from the heart to the lungs. Option a. is correct. The aorta is the artery that takes oxygen-rich blood from the heart and delivers it to the rest of the body.
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