You know the muppets? If you don't look them up. The founder, Jim Henson, go really sick from the flu one year. The incubation period for the flu is about 3-4 days. The microorganisms in your throat that cause strep throat are Strep Group A, and they are also flesh eating organisms, they can kill you. Ok, so why is this important and what does it have to do with the flu. Jim got the flu, and as he was getting better he all of a sudden got sick again and assumed it was his flu relapsing. He got so ill he was on his death bed when he found out it wasn't the flu. THE INFLUENZA VIRUS DOES NOT RELAPSE! He died from Strep organisms, so if you get sick with the flu, start to heal and then get sick again, GET TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY!!!
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The arteries push blood away from the heart, veins bring blood to the heart. The blood that flows from the right ventricle to the lungs to the left atrium is known as the pulmonary circuit. The blood goes from being deoxygenated to oxygenated. The blood that flows from the left ventricle to the tissues to the right atrium is known as the systemic circuit. This is oxygenated blood getting used by the tissues becoming deoxygenated. De-oxygenated blood is on the right side of the heart whereas oxygenated blood is on the left side of the heart.
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There are about 14-15 steps, we start with the Superior Vena Cava (SVC)/Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) and the coronary sinus. Steps: 1.SVC/IVC/Coronary Sinus 2. Right Atrium 3. Right AV valve/Tricuspid Valve AV = atrioventricular 4. Right ventricle 5. Pulmonary Semilunar Valve (SLV) 6. Pulmonary Trunk 7. Pulmonary Arteries 8. Lungs 9. 4 Pulmonary Veins 10. left Atrium 11. Left AV valve/ Bicuspid/Mitral Valve 12. Left Ventricle 13. Aortic SLV (semilunar valve) 14. Ascending Aorta Then the blood goes out the aorta.
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