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Structure and Function Body Systems

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Cardiovascular System
The body system that brings blood and nutrients to the whole body.
Valve
A piece of tissue that prevents the blood to backflow. Allows blood to flow in only one direction through the heart.
Arteries
Blood vessels that bring blood away from the heart through the body.
Capillaries
The smallest blood vessels - where materials like carbon dioxide and oxygen get exchanged.
Veins
Blood vessels that carry blood to the heart from other parts of the body.
Blood
.Carries oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body
Red Blood Cells
Transports oxygen.
White Blood Cells
Immune cells that circulate in the blood and body fluids and fight disease.
Respiration
The process in which the body takes in oxygen and gets rid of carbon dioxide.
Integumentary System
Made up of the skin, hair, and nails acting to protect the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside.
Sweat Glands
Glands in the skin that make sweat to regulate body temperatures.

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