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Circulatory System

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Arteries
These blood vessels carry blood away from the heart.
Veins
These blood vessels carry blood to the heart.
Capillaries
Join arteries and veins.
Atriums
The top chambers of the heart.
Ventricles
The bottom chambers of the heart.
Valves
Prevent the blood from flowing the wrong direction.
White Blood Cells
Fight Infections.
Red Blood Cells
Carry oxygen.
Plasma
The liquid portion of blood.
Blood Vessels
Carry blood - arteries, veins and capillaries.
Heart
A muscle that pumps the blood.
Blood
Carries antibodies, oxygen, food, waste products and heat.
Platelets
Along with the plasma, helps in blood clotting.
Pulmonary Vein
The only vein that carries blood rich in oxygen.
Pulmonary Artery
The only artery that carries blood that is not rich in oxygen.