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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

by: Kiara Lynch

Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Bio 230

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Date Created: 02/02/16
Circulatory System (Animals)  Some small organisms do not need a circulatory systemthey can transfer materials straight through the body wall Components  Blood/fluid- carries material to/from cells  Heart- pulsating vessels in lower organisms; pushes fluid through system  Vessels- conduits, transport of fluids and materials to all cells Functions  Transport- nutrients, respiratory gases, hormones, waste  Regulation- body temperature (water in fluid carries body heat; gets rid of heat or heats internal organs)  Defense- invasion of foreign microbes  Body fluid maintenance Animals with no circulatory system  Invertebrates o Porifera o Cnidarian o Platyhelmenthes (flatworms) o Hematoda (roundworms) Types of Circulatory systems  Open circulatory system o Open ended vessels o Invertebrates, arthropods, nonchephalopod mollusks o Fluid leaves system and is picked back up o Loses pressure generated by pumping organ o For slow metabolically active animals o Components  Hemolymph- connective tissue fluid, dumped out into body cavities and mixed with interstitial fluid and is indistinct; transport  Vessels- arteries (away from heart, end open), veins (toward heart, begin open)  Hemocoels- body cavities (sinusoids); exchange between circulatory system and cells of the body o Pumping organ- heart o Ostia- holes in heart o Pericardium- sac around heart- veins lead into pericardium and heart o Non-chephalopod mollusk blood flow  Heartarterieshemocoelcollecting vesselspericardial sinusostia  Heartr&l atriaventriclesarteryhemocoelveinsrespiratory hemocoelveinsatriapericardium  Closed circulatory system o Continuous vessels o Cephalopods, annelida (earthworms), echinoderms (starfish), all vertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, reptiles, birds, mammals (invertebrate and vertebrate) o Fluid does not leave system o Types of vessels  Arteries- away from heart  Capillaries- site of exchange between circulatory system and cells of body  Equivalent to hemocoel in open system  Veins- toward heart o Fluid  Blood- C.T. fluid  Transport; distinct from interstitial fluid; does not leave system o Single and double circulation o More efficient than open system Hemolymph vs Blood  Hemolymph o C.T.; transport of O2(hemoglobin, RBCs) o respiratory pigments- hemocyanin (sometimes hemoglobin)  in fluid, not in cells; indistinct  Blood o C.T.; transport o Respiratory pigment-hemoglobin  In cells; distinct Formed elements of blood  RBC- transport of O2; WBC- defense system  Erythrocytes- RBC; transport of O (hemoglobin); mammals- enucleated cells; 2 non-mammalian vertebrates- whole nucleated cells  Neutrophils- WBC; phagocytic  Basophils- anti-inflammatory response  Eosinophils- WBC; allergic reactions; parasite defense  Monocytes- WBC; phagocyticmacrophages (out of system)  Lymphocytes- WBC; specific immune response; antibody production  Thrombocytes- blood clotting; mammals- cytoplasmic fragments, no nuclei; non-mammalian vertebrates- whole cells  Plasma o 90% water o Ions- help establish osmotic balance of blood; buffering o Proteins- produced by liver; transported by circulatory system; albumins-osmotic balance and buffering o Hormones, waste, nutrients Clotting  Hemostasis- stopping of bleeding  Vessels injured- ruptured and plaque formationspontaneous clot  Hemophilia- missing a blood clotting factor  3 steps o Blood vessel spasm- vasoconstriction  Injured vessel’s nerves are stimulated and cause muscle to pulsate and slow down passage of blood o Platelet plug formation  Platelets become sticky and form a plug o Clot formation  Thromboplastin, calcium, and blood plasma factors; prothrombinthrombin, fibrinogenfibren  As vessel is healing- clot retraction; bringing injured area closer together, dissolves-fibrinogen Vessels  Arteries- blood away from heart; high pressures o 3 layers  Tunica intima- simple squamous epithelium/endothelium  Tunica media- vasoconstriction and dilation; ANS  Tunica adventitia- C.T.; anchoring  Vasa vasurum- blood vessels servicing wall of large arteries  Veins- blood to heart; lower pressures; same layers as arteries o Get larger as they get closer to heart  Capillaries- between artery and vein o Site of exchange between cardiovascular system and cells of the body o Pressure lessened because of large surface area- capillary bed o Microscopic vessels o 1 layer- endothelium  Complimentary veins and arteries o Veins walls are thinner than tunica media of artery o Vein’s lumen is wider than in artery  Valves- flaps directed in same direction as flow; prevent backflow Single type circulation  Deoxygenated blood  Animals with 2 chambered hearts  Found in most fish (except dipnoams) and invertebrates  Blood flows through heart once in complete circuit  Only deoxygenated blood flows through heart  2 chambers- atrium and ventricles Double type circulation  Deoxygenated and oxygenated blood  2 circuits  Found in animals with 3 and 4 chambered hearts  Found in vertebrates- most reptiles (not crocs/alligators), dipnoan fish, birds, mammals, amphibians  Double circuit- blood flows through heart 2x in complete circuit  2 circuits- pulmonary and systemic Pulmonary circuit  From heart to respiratory organs and back to heart; oxygenation Systemic circuit  From heart to cells of body and back to heart  Service cells with nutrients, respiratory gas and waste exchange Generalized heart  Pericardial sac- serous membrane (lines cavities and organs in cavities that do not have access to exterior) o Parietal pericardium- outer layer, C.T. and epithelium o Pericardial space- serous fluid (watery fluid made by C.T. and epithelial cells) o Visceral pericardium- inner layer, C.T. and epithelium o Composition  Pericardium- protection and reduction of friction  Endocardium- endothelium, simple squamous epithelium  Myocardium- cardiac muscle, thickest layer, pumping; ANS  Epicardium (visceral pericardium)- C.T. and epithelial tissue  Outer layer of heart and inner layer of membrane are the same layer  Chambers o At least 1 atria and 1 ventricle o Atria- receiving chambers; blood enters o Ventricle- distributing chambers; blood leaves o Difference in thickness in myocardium in atria and ventricles (thicker in ventricle)  AV valve o Atrioventricular valve- between atria and ventricle  Prevents backflow into atria o 2 or more cusps or flasks o Chordatendinae- fibrous C.T. cords anchor to under surface of flaps o Papillary muscles- anchor cords into walls of ventricles Single type circulation  2 chambered heart o In most fish (except dipnoads) o Composition  1 atrium, 1 ventricle, 1 AV valve o Only deoxygenated blood in 1 complete circuit Double circulation  3 chambered heart o 2 atria, 1 ventricle o Trabeculae carnea- irregularity of cardiac muscle in the wall of the ventricles that create small pouches to catch blood; prevents O an2 CO 2lood from mixing in single ventricle o In dipnoan, amphibians, most reptiles (except crocs, alligators)  4 chambered heart o 2 atria, 2 ventricles o Crocs/alligators, birds, all mammals o No chance of mixing o Left side- oxygen, right side- carbon dioxide Conduction system of the heart  Responsible for the cardiac cycle rhythmic contractions of the heart chambers  Special cardiac muscle cells that act like neurons to initiate muscle contraction  ANS slows up or speeds up beat o Does not start itconduction system does  Ventricular mass>atrial mass o Excitation of whole mass- thinner o Have to excite both ventricles- thicker  Sinoatrial node- establishes normal heart beat  Interatrial fibers- in wall of right atrium  Atrioventricular node- alternate pacemaker- slower beat  Bundles of His- run down interventricular septum  Purkinje fibers- throughout walls of ventricles  As excitation moves from the SA through interatrial to AV node, the entire atrial muscle mass is excited= contraction  While atria contract, the excitation is moving down the bundles of his and up the purkinje to excite entire ventricular muscle mass and atrial mass relaxes Cardiac cycle  Relaxation phase- diastole, filling, blood entering chamber  Contraction phase- systole, emptying, blood leaving chambers  Maintained by the conduction system of the heart  70% ventricular filling occurs when both atrial and ventricular muscles are relaxed  1 heart sound- AV valve closing nd  2 heart sound- semilunar valve closing Exchange at the capillaries  Forces or Pressures o Blood or hydrostatic- blood pressure generated by pumping action of heart in outward direction (out of blood to capillaries) o Osmotic pressure- due to solute concentration of fluid into blood (proteins)  HPbloodnto capillary  out of capillary (pressure dissipates)  Not all of water that got out of arterial end gets back in at venus end but is picked up by lymphatic capillaries  Bleeding o BP decreases o OP does not change unless bleeding o Reduces capillary exchange Respiratory System  Tracheal, gill, or lung system  Most cells die without oxygen which is necessary as the final electron acceptor in oxidative phosphorylation cycle (energy production)  To provide oxygen, gases must be exchanged with environment- external respiration  Exchange of these gases between cardiovascular system and tissues of body is internal respiration  Cells utilize oxygen and give off carbon dioxide-cellular respiration  External- exchange between environment and respiratory organs  Internal- between circulatory system and cells of body (not in tracheal system)  Capture of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide by organisms depend on diffusion of these gases in water o In vertebrates, the gases diffuse into the aqueous layer covering epithelial cells that line the respiratory systems of these animals  The diffusion process is in all cases passive, driven only by concentration of these gases in the respiratory organs versus the outside environment Adaptations for gas exchange  Body surface- animals are small with a high ratio of surface volume o Nudibranch (no shell) mollusks, most annelids, small arthropods, a few vertebrates  Tracheal systems o Insects and certain other arthropods o Only respiratory system not associated with cardiovascular system  gills o mainly in aquatic organisms: invertebrate and vertebrate  lungs o arachnids, some mollusks, and terrestrial vertebrates  all gas exchange is passive- simple diffusion down concentration gradient; oxygen is higher in atmosphere than in cells, carbon dioxide is higher in cells than in atmosphere Book Gills  certain mollusks (crustacean) have met their respiratory needs by evolving an new kind of gill- a heavily pleated and folded structure Book lungs  terrestrial respiratory organ characteristic of arachnids such as scorpions and primitive spiders  each book lung consists of hollow flat plates  air bathes the outer surface of the plates and hemolymph circulates within them, facilitating the exchange of gases  in most species, adequate gas exchange occurs without any muscular movement to ventilate the lung Tracheal system  found in insects and some other arthropods  network of tracheal tubes  highly efficient because tracheal function depends on diffusion and diffusion is efficient with a small body surface and a relatively low metabolic rate, so that only small quantities of oxygen are needed  does not use circulatory system to transport respiratory gases  spiracles- series of openings outside of body into tracheal tubes  tracheal tubes- branch into smaller branches  smallest branches- tracheals o to cells of body, gas exchange between cells and tracheal system o at end of tracheals is fluid, no tinideas  tinidea- spiral rings embedded in walls of tubes o made of cutin o prevents wall from collapsing


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