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Cardiovascular system

the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body

Blood

the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart

Vein

a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart

Respitory system

the lungss and a series of associated passageways such as the Pharynx (throat), Larynx (voice box), Trachea (windpipe), and Bronchial Tubes leading into and out of them.

Lymph

a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle

Artery

a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body

Lymphatic system

the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body

Lymph node

Organ located along a lymph vessel. Lymph nodes filter lymph and help attack viruses and bacteria.l

Capillary

any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules

Pharnyx

area at back of throat where mouth and nasal cavity meet

Larnyx

voice box

Trachea

membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi

Bronchi

two short branches located at the lower end of the trachea that carry air into the lungs.

Alveali

tiny thin walled grapelike clusters at the end of each bronchiole that are surrounded by capillaries carbon dioxide and oxygen exchange takes place

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