The function of the arteries is to carry oxygenated blood to organs and cells in the body. Because of this, arterial blood has a bright red color and flows away from the heart. More »

According to Family Education, the umbilical arteries transport wastes, such as carbon dioxide, from the fetus to the placenta. Fetuses have two arteries that travel through the umbilical cord and one vein. The vein tran... More »

The main function of the circumflex artery is to supply oxygenated blood to different parts of the heart, says Healthline. The regions of the heart it provides with blood vary from person to person although it always sup... More »

According to the Merck Manual Home Health Handbook, the primary function of erythrocytes, more commonly known as red blood cells, is to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body's many tissues. Red blood cells are also... More »

Homeostasis is the process through which an organism maintains certain internal conditions, such as a human body's internal mechanisms maintaining body temperature at a specific level to prevent over or under heating; th... More »

Biosynthetic capacity, the nature of cell division machinery and the fact that cells grouped together form various organs and structures are factors thought to influence and limit cell size in animals. The full extent of... More »

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A group of organs working together so that they can perform a function more complex than any of the single organs is called an organ system. Each of the 11 organ systems found in the human body contributes in some manner... More »