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tissue that has the ability to contract and relax
upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from body
lower chamber of the heart that pumps blood to the lungs to get oxyen
a large artery that helps transport blood away from the heart and throughout the body
superior vena cava
a large vein that helps transport blood from the top of the body to the heart
Inferior Vena Cava
A large vein that helps transport blood from the bottom half of the body to the heart
lower chamber of the heart that pumps blood to the body
a wall of tissue that separates the right side of the heart from the left side
upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from lungs
structures found in the heart and in veins that keep blood moving in one direction preventing the back flow of blood
In What Order Does Blood Flow?
Body cells-> Veins->superior & inferior vena cava-> right atrium-> Right ventricle-> pulmonary arteries -> pulmonary vein-> left atrium-> left ventricle-> aorta
What Are 3 Parts of The Cardiovascular System (Circulatory)
Heart, blood vessels, blood
flow of blood within the heart
flow of blood from the heart to the lungs and back to the heart
circulation that supplies blood to all the body except lungs (brings oxygen to cells)
a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood throughout the body
What are the 4 Chambers of the Heart?
right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, left ventricle
Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart (thick walled)
Microscopic vessel through which exchanges take place between the blood and cells of the body (oxygen and nutrients diffuse into cells and waste and carbon dioxide diffuse out of the cell)
Moves blood around the body (through the heart)
Which Gas Does Your Blood Get Rid of In The Lungs?
Which Gas Does Your Blood Pick Up In The Lungs?
How Is the Heart Different from any other muscle in your body?
It never gets tired and pumps blood through your body
What 4 parts is blood made up of?
Plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells., platelets
White Blood Cells
Body's defense system against pathogens; travel to infected areas of the body and made by bone marrow
tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding (smallest)
liquid part of blood; mostly water and dissolved sugars and salts, hormones
red blood cells
contain hemoglobin molecules which carry oxygen (circulatory system) no nucleus, made by bone marrow, live for 120 days
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