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Health Chapters 12 & 14
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an irregular heartbeat, w/symptoms including a fluttering chest
pick up excess cholesterol from body tissues and artery walls and carry it to the liver, also known as "good cholesterol"
high-density lipoprotein (HDL)
carry cholesterol to body tissues for use or storage, also known as the "bad cholesterol" because it may become a component of plaque
low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
damage blood vessels which can lead to a heart attack or a stroke
how can atherosclerosis and hypertension affect the heart and brain?
delivering materials, removing wastes, and fighting disease
three main functions of the cardiovascular system
flows from the right atrium into the right ventricle, through the lungs, into the left atrium then into the left ventricle
describe the pathway of blood through your heart starting at the right atrium.
arteries, capillaries, veins
three types of blood vessels in order of which they receive the blood from the heart
plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets
four components of blood
transports many necessary substances and wastes
what is the role of the plasma in blood?
carries oxygen to blood
what is the role of the red cells in blood?
protects the body from disease and foreign substances
what is the role of the white cells in blood?
important in blood clotting
what is the role of the platelets in the blood?
prevents blood from flowing into the wrong direction
what is the function of the closed heart valve?
iron is needed to make chemoglobin, that which transports oxygen
how could low levels of iron affect the blood's ability to transport oxygen?
brings oxygen into body and removes carbon dioxide from the body
what two functions does your respiratory system perform?
nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchus
list the structures that air flows through its way to the lungs
when it pulls in, you inhale
when it moves out, you exhale
explain the action of the diaphragm when you inhale and exhale
sacs where gases are exchanged between the air and blood
what is the alveoli?
condition in which the respiratory passageways become inflammed
causes the mucous membranes lining the bronchi to become inflammed
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