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Circulatory System Vocab

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Arteries
These blood vessels carry blood away from the heart.
Veins
These blood vessels carry blood to the heart.
Capillaries
Join arteries and veins.
Atriums
The top chambers of the heart.
Ventricles
The bottom chambers of the heart.
White Blood Cells
Fight Infections.
Red Blood Cells
Carry oxygen.
Plasma
The liquid portion of blood.
Blood Vessels
Carry blood - arteries, veins and capillaries.
Heart
A muscle that pumps the blood.
Blood
Carries oxygen, nutrients, and waste products around the body
Platelets
helps in blood clotting.
Radial
Pulse in your wrist
Carotid
Pulse in your neck
Cell respiration
The process in which cells are nourished and energized.
Blood pressure
Force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels
Four blood types
A,B,AB,O