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Cardiovascular system

the body system that consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood, and that carries needed substances to cells and carries waste products away from cells


the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs


a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it


a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat


a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body


a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart


a tiny blood vessel where substances are exchanged between the blood and the body cells


The largest artery in the body; it conducts freshly oxygenated blood from the heart to the tissues.


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