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    1.) Trace the flow of blood through the heart, identifying all structures starting at the inferior vena cava (IVC) and returning to the IVC.

    2.) Compare arteries and veins based on structure and function.

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    Blood flow through the heart proceeds as follows:

    1.) Inferior vena cava->right atrium->tricuspid valve->right ventricle->pulmonary semilunar valve->pulmonary artery->pulmonary vessels->pulmonary vein->left atrium->bicuspid (mitral valve) valve->left ventricle->aortic semilunar valve->aorta-> systemic circulation (arteries->arterioles->capillaries->venules->veins) ...

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