These flashcards include the main structures as blood is pumped throughout the body. In an effort to keep things simple, I only included the largest blood vessels, but the arteries eventually move to smaller vessels until gas exchange occurs in the capillaries.
For more detailed information related to the circulatory system, feel free to check out these great links:
- Blood Flow Sequence is a pdf file with this simplified information as well as diagrams.
- Map the Human Heart offers an interactive animation where you can enter a pulse rate and see what the heart would look like pumping at that rate. They also offer quick heart facts.
- The University of Utah offers an animated heart with corresponding ECG. You can select various heart rhythms to see how the heart appears in each.
- Click on the first image below to enlarge.
- Click on the next thumbnail at the bottom of the screen to scroll through all the slides.
Readers may also be interested in reviewing flash cards for Common Abbreviations Related to Blood. Visit the Student Survive 2 Thrive site map for additional free flash cards, practice tests, tips, and other resources.
|Trace a Drop of Blood Through the Human Body © Katrena|
|Free Medical Terminology and A&P Flash Cards © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation Pathway © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation Through Vena Cava © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation: Vena Cava to Right Atrium © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation: Right Atrium Through Tricuspid Valve © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation: Tricuspid Valve to Right Ventricle|
|Blood Circulation: Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation: Pulmonary Artery to Lungs © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation: Lungs to Pulmonary Vein|
|Blood Circulation: Pulmonary Vein to Left Atrium|
|Blood Circulation: Left Atrium Through Mitral Valve|
|Blood Circulation: Mitral Valve to Left Ventricle © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation: Left Ventricle to Either Carotid Artery, Auxiliary Arteries, or Aorta © Katrena|
|Blood Circulation: Aorta to Vena Cava © Katrena|
|Simple Blood Circulation Flash Cards © Katrena|