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1. Heart Beats ~100000 times a day.

True – try to imagine doing pushups continually all day with no rest! Your heart is the strongest muscle in your body. 2. If you cut yourself and only hit a vein, the blood that you would see would all be blue. False – all blood appears red (due to red blood cells) although venous blood can be darker than arterial blood. 3. All Arteries carry oxygenated blood, and all veins carry de-oxygenated blood. False – the pulmonary arteries carry de-oxygenated blood to the lungs, and the pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood back to the heart to be pumped to the rest of the body. 4. The heart is on the left side of your chest. True 5. An average adult heart rate is approximately 70 beats per minute (70 BPM) at rest. True 6. Blood clots are formed by red blood cells only sticking to each other. False – Blood clots are initiated by platelets which become sticky 7. 80% of blood volume is plasma. False – blood is approximately 55% plasma, 45% formed elements such as red blood cells (~44%), white blood cells (<1%), and platelets (<1%) – Red blood cells outnumber White blood cells approximately 700:1. 8. Blood cells are formed from stem cells in bone marrow. True 9. If your blood type is AB+ your donated blood can be given to anyone with any blood type. False – O- is the “universal donor” since it has no antigens, and AB+ is the “universal recipient” since it has no antibodies. 10.Blood is considered a tissue. True – a tissue is defined as a collection of specialized cells and their products (ie muscle, skin, etc)

11.White Blood Cells are also called Erythrocytes. False – White Blood Cells are called Leukocytes, and there are several different types of White Blood Cells that function as part of your immune system. 12.Arteries have valves. False – Veins have valves to prevent back flow of blood. 13.Blood pressure measures the pressure inside arteries during systole (heart contraction) and diastole (heart relaxation). True 14.Veins have a larger diameter than arteries. False – Arteries are wider than veins, due to a much thicker middle layer of muscle. 15.The left and right atria are the lower chambers of the heart. False – Atria (singular atrium) are the upper chambers that receive blood from the pulmonary and systemic circuits), and Ventricles are the lower chambers from which blood exits the heart 16.The entire heart contracts at the same time. False – the atria contract together to pump blood into the ventricles, then the ventricles contract to pump blood out. 17.Sphygmomanometer is another name for a stethoscope. False – a Sphygmomanometer is the technical name for a blood pressure cuff. 18.The lower your blood pressure is, the healthier you are. False – if your blood pressure is too low, your capacity to transport blood is reduced which can cause serious health problems. 19.A stroke is caused by blood flow to the brain being interrupted (for example, by a clot). True. 20.Blood pressure regulation signals come from the Medulla Oblongata in the brain. True