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01: Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart

The heart

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Q1.The adult heart is a muscular organ about the size of a

  • clenched fist
  • melon
  • grape
  • football

Q2. The pumping action of the heart is ...

  • alternate contraction and relaxation of the heart muscle
  • a complex yet co-ordinated sequence of electrical and mechanical events
  • influenced by demand from the body
  • all of these

Q3. The cardiac cycle comprises of two phases;

  • contraction/relaxation
  • excitation/fibrillation
  • output/input
  • aortic/valvular

Q4. Contraction of the heart is known as

  • systole
  • diastole
  • electrical
  • mechanical

Q5.Relaxation of the heart is known

  • systole
  • diastole
  • electrical
  • mechanical

Q6. The heart beats at rest approximately

  • 40-45 beats per minute
  • 60-100 beats per minute
  • 100-120 beats per minute
  • 120-140 beats per minute

Q7. For an adult at rest the volume of blood pumped by the heart per minute (cardiac output) is...?

  • 5 litres
  • 3 litres
  • 7 litres
  • 9 litres

Please refer to additional anatomy and physiology resources in your own area if you feel unsure about any of the questions or answers within the quiz.


The structure of the healthy heart


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