The name of our organ system is the Circulatory System.
The Circulatory system is all thought out the human body.
It's major functions are:It gives oxgyen to all of the parts thought out the human body.
It gets rid of waste from ourselfves.

Major Organs

Circulatory System Diagram
Circulatory System Diagram

The major organs of the Circulatory System are: Heart,Blood,Veins,Arteries and Capillaries.

System Functions

To carry digested food from the small intestine to all the areas in the body that could use it.
To carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
To help get rid of all waste.
To give Heat.
To fight diesases by using white blood cells to fight infection.
The digestive system works with Circulatory system


The Aorta is the most important blood vessel.
Carrying blood away from the heart. The bulging part of this artery.
Is called an aneurysm fast growing aneurysms. Can rupture casing a big loss of blood.
This disease is called the Aortic Aneurysm

Is the same thing as hardening of the arteries. A Substance called plaque
bulids up in the arteries. Plaques are made up of cells.
They can occur in patches along the inner walls in different sized arteries.
Growth of plaques can block blood flow and oxygen to some areas, Possibly leading
to a heart attack or stroke. Smoking and high blood pressure are two major factors that can help you Atherosclerois.

Staying Healthy

Your heart is a muscle excercise is a very important part of keeping your
heart healthy. Excercises that have your heart beating fast help keep your heart
healthy also. Another part of keeping your healthy is eating heathly. Diets containting
5 to 10 fruits and vegetables and whole grain products and low-fat products help your
Circulatory system the most. Adovding processed and foods that are high in saturaied and trans-

Other Interesting information
The heart beats around 3 billon times in the average person's life.
About 8 million blood cells die in every second, 8 million are born each second.
With a tiny bit of blood there 5 million red blood cells.
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
Red blood cells make around 250,000 round trips of the body before returing to the bone marrow, where they were born but to die.

Rescoures 3-6-13 3-13-13
Living Systems. Berkley: Delta Education, 2009