Science organs and functions of human body

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heart

pumps blood throughout the body

ventricle

pumps blood out of the heart

Atrium

Receives blood coming into the heart

Valve

Prevents blood from flowing backwards opens and closes making the lub-dub noises

Artery

carries blood away from the heart and to the lungs and other body parts

Veins

carries blood back to the heart from the lungs of the body

capillary

allows materials to be exhanged between the blood and the body parts

red blood cell

carries O and CO2 to and from the heart and lungs and body parts

white blood cells

fights diseases

platelets

form blood clots to stop bleeding

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