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plasma

The fluid part of the blood.

thrombocyte

The solid element of the blood responsible for clotting.

iron

Hemoglobin contains this element.

cerebral thrombosis

A blood clot in the brain blocking this vessel.

O

Of the four blood groups, this is the universal donor type.

lung

The location where blood receives oxygen.

left atrium

Blood from the lungs return here.

capillaries

This vessel have walls one cell thick.

valves

Veins have this which arteries do not.

osteocyte

This is NOT a blood cell.

myocardium

The muscle layer of the heart.

vena cava

The blood vessel that brings blood to the right atrium.

Bradycardia

A heart rate below 60.

Endocarditis

Inflammation of the inner layer of the heart.

Thrombus

Another name for stationary blood clot.

Cardiopulmonary

The circulation that carries blood from the heart to the lungs and back to the heart.

Coronary artery

The name of the blood vessel that supplies the myocardium.

Phlebitis

An inflammation of the lining of the vein.

Aneurysm

The thinning and ballooning of an artery.

Lymphocytes

The function of the lymph nodes is to produce this.

Interstitial

Lymph fluid may also be called.

Spleen

The organ composed of lymphatic tissue which filters blood and produces white blood cells.

Immunity

The ability of the body to resist disease.

engaging in sexual intercourse

This action have been shown to transmit HIV from one person to another.

embolism

A traveling blood clot.

The immune system is mistakenly target normal body cells

The meaning of autoimmunity.

pulmonary artery

Contains deoxygenated blood.

edema

The medical term for swelling.

The tonsils perform an important role in the body's defense against infection.

The major reason why tonsils are not surgically removed as frequently today as the past.

AIDS

This disease suppresses the body's immune system.

cyanosis

The most common symptom of congenital heart disease.

four

The number of chambers in the heart.

Weight loss, reduced salt intake, and exercise

Common therapies that help to treat hypertension.

Platelets

Thrombocytes are also known as this.

arteries, capillaries, vein, heart

Organs that are part of the cardiovascular system.

diabetes mellitus, gastroesophagel reflux disease, hypertension.

The disease/injury primarily associated with the cardiovascular system.

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