Circulatory system vocabulary words

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Heart

a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation.

Arteries

Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart

Capillaries

vessels through which exchanges take place between the blood and cells of the body

veins

Blood vessels that transport blood from the capillaries back to the heart

circulation

The sequence of blood traveling all over the body

Aorta

A big artery that carries blood away from the heart and distrubtes oxygen rich blood to all the arties

vessels

Arteries,capillaries, veins, organs which blood travels

Body tissue

collection of cells that are similar in structure and work together to perform a particular function

right atrium

Identify:, The upper right chamber of the heart, where deoxygenated blood is received from the vena cava and then sent to the right ventricle.

left atrium

A chamber of the heart that receives oxygen rich blood from the lungs and pumps through the bicuspid valve into its ventricle.

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