The heart pumps blood to the lungs for oxygenation as a part of the respiratory system and also pumps blood through the blood vessels of the body to supply oxygen and nutrients to the cells.

Some of the physical principles which apply to the circulatory system are:

This material is part of a brief overview of the topics studied in biology with the intent to highlight the connections to basic ideas in physics and physical science.

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