Cardiovascular and Circulatory Systems

- functions of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems - organs of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems - functions of the cardiovascular and circulatory system organs
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cardiovascular system function
the set of parts of the body that work together to carry blood to the organs
Organs
heart, veins, arteries, capillaries, blood, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein
Heart
the organ that pumps blood around the body
Arteries
tubes (vessels) that carry blood AWAY from the heart to take oxygen to the organs
Veins
tubes (vessels) that carry blood back to the heart so that it can get oxygen
Capillaries
thin, fine, hair-like vessels
Pulmonary Circulation System
controls circulation to and from the lungs
blood
the red liquid that takes oxygen away from the heart to the body's tissues
tissue
a set of cells that work together to perform a specific job in the body