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6th Grade Health Circulatory System

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Artery
Carries blood away from the heart
vein
Carries blood back to the heart.
atrium
Top chambers of the heart
ventricles
bottom chambers of the heart.
plasma
Liquid part of blood. Helps to transport the nutrients and oxygen/carbon dioxide.
white blood cell
Fights infections in the body.
red blood cells
Is a component of blood that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide.
hemoglobin
Chemical protein in red blood cell that allows oxygen and carbon dioxide to bind to the red blood cell.
blood pressure
The force with which blood pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. Normal reading would be 120/80.
hypertension
Marked as having high blood pressure.
athersclerosis
The build up of plaque along the blood vessel wall.
heart attack
Where a part or all of the heart muscle is damaged and stops functioning.
capillaries
Connects arteries to veins.
pacemaker
A small group of cells in the wall of the right atrium. This recieves signals from the brain to increase or decrease your heart rate.
platelets
Play and important role in clotting of blood and creating scabs.
plaque
A substance that builds up in the artery walls.