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Circulatory system vocabulary words

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Heart
a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation.
Arteries
Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
Capillaries
vessels through which exchanges take place between the blood and cells of the body
veins
Blood vessels that transport blood from the capillaries back to the heart
circulation
The sequence of blood traveling all over the body
Aorta
A big artery that carries blood away from the heart and distrubtes oxygen rich blood to all the arties
vessels
Arteries,capillaries, veins, organs which blood travels
Body tissue
collection of cells that are similar in structure and work together to perform a particular function
right atrium
Identify:, The upper right chamber of the heart, where deoxygenated blood is received from the vena cava and then sent to the right ventricle.
left atrium
A chamber of the heart that receives oxygen rich blood from the lungs and pumps through the bicuspid valve into its ventricle.