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Circulatory and respitory

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Cardiovascular system
the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
Blood
the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart
Vein
a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
Respitory system
the lungss and a series of associated passageways such as the Pharynx (throat), Larynx (voice box), Trachea (windpipe), and Bronchial Tubes leading into and out of them.
Lymph
a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle
Artery
a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
Lymphatic system
the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
Lymph node
Organ located along a lymph vessel. Lymph nodes filter lymph and help attack viruses and bacteria.l
Capillary
any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
Pharnyx
area at back of throat where mouth and nasal cavity meet
Larnyx
voice box
Trachea
membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
Bronchi
two short branches located at the lower end of the trachea that carry air into the lungs.
Alveali
tiny thin walled grapelike clusters at the end of each bronchiole that are surrounded by capillaries carbon dioxide and oxygen exchange takes place

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