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Circulatory System

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Circulatory System
the group of organs that work together to bring blood to our cells.
Circulate
the action of moving about, usually in a circle.
Heart
the large muscle of the circulatory system that pumps blood.
Blood
the name given to the cells and plasma that carry food, water, and oxygen to our body cells.
Plasma
the liquid that carries blood cells.
Blood Vessel
the tubes of the circulatory system that carry blood.
Arteries
the blood vessels that carry oxygen rich blood through the body.
Capillaries
the blood vessels that exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide as they pass the body cells.
Vein
the blood vessel that carry blood from the cells back to the heart.
Platelets
blood cells that cause blood to clot and bleeding to stop.
Red Blood Cells
blood cells carrying oxygen
White Blood Cells
blood cells that fight disease.