6th Grade Health Circulatory System

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Artery

Carries blood away from the heart

vein

Carries blood back to the heart.

atrium

Top chambers of the heart

ventricles

bottom chambers of the heart.

plasma

Liquid part of blood. Helps to transport the nutrients and oxygen/carbon dioxide.

white blood cell

Fights infections in the body.

red blood cells

Is a component of blood that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide.

hemoglobin

Chemical protein in red blood cell that allows oxygen and carbon dioxide to bind to the red blood cell.

blood pressure

The force with which blood pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. Normal reading would be 120/80.

hypertension

Marked as having high blood pressure.

athersclerosis

The build up of plaque along the blood vessel wall.

heart attack

Where a part or all of the heart muscle is damaged and stops functioning.

capillaries

Connects arteries to veins.

pacemaker

A small group of cells in the wall of the right atrium. This recieves signals from the brain to increase or decrease your heart rate.

platelets

Play and important role in clotting of blood and creating scabs.

plaque

A substance that builds up in the artery walls.

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