* Posts by Matthew Benson

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How does the heart differ from other mechanical pumps?

Matthew Benson

One for the editors?

The atria are filled by blood entering the heart through veins, not arteries. This is quite nicely described here http://www.geocities.com/jw31645/heart-n.html

Veins 'bring' blood to the heart, arteries 'take' blood away.

Dr Matthew Benson

Dept of Pharmacology

University of Oxford

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