Reproductive System

• Gonadal hormones, particularly testosterone, stimulate red blood cell production (p. 370)

• The placenta permits exchanges of gases, nutrients, and waste products between the maternal and fetal blood (p. 672)

• Erection of the penis and clitoris results from vasodilation of blood vessels (p. 643)

Cardiac Output And Blood Pressure

Cardiac Output, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure

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