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Ch11- Vocab 1

The Language of Medicine-8th Edition

aorta largest artery in the body
arteriole small artery
atrioventricular bundle specialized muscle fibers connecting the atria with the ventricles and transmitting electrical impulses between them
atrioventricular node specialized tissue in the wall between the atria
atrium one of two upper chambers of the heart
capillary smallest blood vessel
carbon dioxide gas (waste) released by body cells, transported via veins to the heart, and then to the lungs for exhalation
coronary arteries blood vessels that branch from the aorta and carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle
deoxygenated blood blood that is oxygen poor
diastole relaxation phase of the heartbeat
Created by: fergy