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Divides the heart into right and left sides and prevents the mixing of oxygen-poor and oxygen-rich blood
Smallest vessels that bring oxygen and nutrients to the cells and absorb/remove carbon dioxide and wastes from cells
Ways to avoid Cardiovascular Disease
Getting regular exercise, Eating a balanced diet, Avoiding smoking, Reducing stress
Red blood cells
Disc shaped cells; contain hemoglobin that binds to oxygen in the lungs and transports it to tissues throughout the body
White blood cells
Considered the "army" of the cardiovascular system because they gruard against infection, fight parasites, and attack bacteria
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