Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892



Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
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What are the three basic features of animal circulatory systems?

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The three basic features of the animal circulatory system.


There are two different types of the circulatory systems present in an individual, which are open circulatory system and closed circulatory system. Open circulatory system is the one where body tissues and organs are surrounded by a fluid called hemolymph. Grasshoppers, prawns, mollusks, and other animals have an open circulatory system. Furthermore, the closed circulatory system comprises blood vessels. These blood vessels run across the body and transport blood and oxygen to different organs.


Basic features of the animal circulatory system are as follows:

1. Animal circulatory system has a muscular heart that pumps fluid throughout the body. The heart is the main component of the circulatory system because it supplies blood and oxygen to the organs present inside the body.

2. The blood that is supplied by the heart is carried to different parts of the body by a pipe-like network known as blood vessels. There are three types of blood vessels present inside the body, namely, veins, arteries, and capillaries. Arteries carry the blood, which is oxygenated from the heart of an individual to other parts in the body of the indivdiaul...

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