Parts of the Heart and Their Functions

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Aorta

the body's largest artery. Takes oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the body.

Pulmonary Artery

carries deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs.

Oxygenated

blood carrying oxygen

Deoxygenated

blood carrying little or oxygen

Right Atrium

Receives deoxygenated blood from the body

Pulmonary Vein

Takes oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium

Left Ventricle

Pumps oxygenated blood into the aorta

Right Ventricle

pumps deoxygenated blood into the pulmonary artery

Coronary Vessels

supply the heart muscle with its blood supply

Arteries

carry blood AWAY from the heart

Veins

carry blood TOWARDS the heart

Bicuspid Valve

valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle.

Tricuspid Valve

valve between the right atrium an the right ventricle.

Vena Cava

the largest vein in the body, it carries blood from the body back to the heart.

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