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Anatomy/Physiology Ch. 12,13,14,15

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plasma
The fluid part of the blood.
thrombocyte
The solid element of the blood responsible for clotting.
iron
Hemoglobin contains this element.
cerebral thrombosis
A blood clot in the brain blocking this vessel.
O
Of the four blood groups, this is the universal donor type.
lung
The location where blood receives oxygen.
left atrium
Blood from the lungs return here.
capillaries
This vessel have walls one cell thick.
valves
Veins have this which arteries do not.
osteocyte
This is NOT a blood cell.
myocardium
The muscle layer of the heart.
vena cava
The blood vessel that brings blood to the right atrium.
Bradycardia
A heart rate below 60.
Endocarditis
Inflammation of the inner layer of the heart.
Thrombus
Another name for stationary blood clot.
Cardiopulmonary
The circulation that carries blood from the heart to the lungs and back to the heart.
Coronary artery
The name of the blood vessel that supplies the myocardium.
Phlebitis
An inflammation of the lining of the vein.
Aneurysm
The thinning and ballooning of an artery.
Lymphocytes
The function of the lymph nodes is to produce this.
Interstitial
Lymph fluid may also be called.
Spleen
The organ composed of lymphatic tissue which filters blood and produces white blood cells.
Immunity
The ability of the body to resist disease.
engaging in sexual intercourse
This action have been shown to transmit HIV from one person to another.
embolism
A traveling blood clot.
The immune system is mistakenly target normal body cells
The meaning of autoimmunity.
pulmonary artery
Contains deoxygenated blood.
edema
The medical term for swelling.
The tonsils perform an important role in the body's defense against infection.
The major reason why tonsils are not surgically removed as frequently today as the past.
AIDS
This disease suppresses the body's immune system.
cyanosis
The most common symptom of congenital heart disease.
four
The number of chambers in the heart.
Weight loss, reduced salt intake, and exercise
Common therapies that help to treat hypertension.
Platelets
Thrombocytes are also known as this.
arteries, capillaries, vein, heart
Organs that are part of the cardiovascular system.
diabetes mellitus, gastroesophagel reflux disease, hypertension.
The disease/injury primarily associated with the cardiovascular system.