El término cardiovascular se refiere al corazón (cardio) y a los vasos sanguíneos (vascular). El sistema cardiovascular comprende: 

  • Las arterias
  • Las arteriolas
  • Los capilares
  • El corazón
  • Las vénulas 
Sistema cardiovascular


Corte transversal por el medio del corazónVista anterior del corazón


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