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upper chamber of the heart that receives and holds blood that is about to enter the ventricle
the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
process by which molecules tend to move from an area where they are more concentrated to an area where they are less concentrated
colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended
a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color
the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
condition in which fatty deposits called plaque build up on the inner walls of the arteries
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