The respiratory and cardiovascular systems are associated. Explain how these two system work together to maintain homeostasis of the blood.
Homeostasis involves body systems working to maintain a consist pattern of physiological behavior within certain boundaries. Homeostasis in the blood is concerned with multiple factors, such as;
- Blood volume
- Blood pressure
- Waste disposal
- Tissue perfusion
The respiratory system is responsible for oxygenation (the introduction of new oxygen into the blood) and waste disposal (the release of carbon dioxide stored in the blood). This is accomplished by bringing the blood into the lungs and allowing it to disperse into very fine, thin-walled structures in the lungs called alveoli. These structures...
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