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aortic arch
Carries blood rich in food and oxygen from the left ventricle to all parts of the body
superior vena cava
transports deoxygenated blood from the upper portion of the body to the heart
aortic valve
Base of aorta and prevents blood from flowing backwards
right atrium
Receives deoxygenated blood from the body
tricuspid valve
valve between the right atrium and the right ventricle
chordae tendineae
anchor AV valves to papillary muscles
inferior vena cava
carries blood from lower regions of the body to right atrium
left pulmonary artery
takes deoxygenated blood from right ventricle to the lungs
pulmonary trunk
carries blood from right ventricle to pulmonary arteries
left pulmonary veins
bring oxygen-rich blood from the left lung to the left atrium
left atrium
receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and from the pulmonary veins
pulmonary valve
at the base of the pulmonary artery in the right ventricle. Prevents blood from flowing backwards
bicuspid valve
valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle. Prevents backward flowing
papillary muscles
attach to chordae tendinae; anchors the ventricular walls
interventricular septum
separates ventricles
left ventricle
pumps oxygenated blood to the body
right ventricle
pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs
outer layer of the heart/ visceral pericardium
muscular, middle layer of the heart; largest
Inner layer of the heart
brachiocephalic vein
Veins move blood towards the heart from arms and head
brachiocephalic artery
Moving blood from heart to arms and head
right pulmonary veins
bring oxygen-rich blood from the right lung to the left atrium
right pulmonary artery
takes blood from the right ventricle to the right lung
left common carotid artery
supplies left side of head and neck with oxygenated blood
left subclavian artery
supplies blood to the left arm/shoulder region