Topic 8 - The heart
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when the heart stops pumping properly due to a lack of oxygen reaching part of its muscular tissue.
an closed space-the heart has four of these.
upper chambers in the heart that receive blood from the veins.
a lower chamber in the heart that pumps blood out into arteries.
a major vein leading to the heart.
a major artery leading away from the heart.
a vein that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium.
the artery that carries blood from the right ventricle to the lungs.
flaps of tissue between the atria and ventricles of the heart that stop blood flowing in the wrong direction when the heart muscle contracts.
a cord of tissue that prevents that heart valves from turning inside out.
the dividing wall between the left and right atria and ventricles in the heart.
an electrical signal transmitted along a neurone-they are responsible for causing the muscles in the heart to contract.
the number of heart beats in a unit of time, usually beats/minute.
the volume of blood that the heart can pump out in one beat.
the volume of blood that a heart can pump out in one minute.