connects the muscle and organ through the bodies through extensive vessels that transport blood
blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
tiny blood vessels that allow the exchange of gas, nutrients, and other molecules in the blood
blood vessels that carry the blood back to the heart
a flap of tissue that prevents the blood from flowing backwards on the way to the heart
collects and recycles fluids leaked from the cardiovascular system
the liquid portion of the blood
red blood cells
cells that carry oxygen
a condition in which the oxygen carrying ability of the blood is reduced
white blood cells
cells whose primary job is to defend the body
play an important role in clotting
ABO blood group system
the primary blood types are A, B, AB, and O
can lead to fetal death
chambers that receive blood going to the heart
thick walled chambers that pump blood away from the heart
2 large veins that collect oxygen poor blood
the largest artery in the body
carry freshly oxygenated blood to the heart muscle
the cells that make this up act as the pace maker to the heart
the force exerted by blood as it moves through blood vessels
a series of pressure waves within an artery
occurs when an area of the heart muscle stops working
when an area of the brain dies
a muscular tube in the upper throat
the air continues through a passage way for air
a long straight tube in the chest cavity
2 smaller tubes leading to the lungs
clusters of air sacs where gases are exchanged
a powerful muscle spanning the rib cage under the lungs
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