Anatomy of Mammals
- E3.1 describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system (including the atrium, ventricles, valves, aorta, pulmonary artery, vena cava, capillaries, veins, arteries, blood cells, and platelets), the mechanisms of blood pressure, and the function of the spleen.
- E3.2 describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system (including the nasal cavity, trachea, larynx, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, and oxygenated and deoxygenated blood) and the mechanisms of gas exchange and respiration.
- E3.3 describe the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system (including the mouth, epiglottis, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas), the mechanisms of peristalsis, absorption, and mechanical and chemical digestion, and the function of the kidneys.
- E3.4 explain some of the mechanisms of interaction between a mammal’s different body systems (e.g., the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the respiratory and circulatory systems).