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Circulatory System

Human Body

Arteries Carry blood away from the heart
Atrium Two upper chambers in the heart that receive blood
Blood A tissue made up of several types of cells and a liquid called plasma
Capillaries Connects arteries to veins
Circulation The movement of blood through your body
Circulatory system Includes the heart, blood vessels, and the blood. They work together to carry oxygen to cells and to carry waste from cells back to the heart
Heart A muscular body part about the size of your fist
Platelets Parts of cells that can stick together to help blood clot, or thicken
Pulse The throbbing caused by blood rushing into the arteries each time the ventricles contract
Red blood cells The cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the heart. Oxygen-rich blood is bright red.
Veins Carry blood to the heart
Ventricle Two lower chambers of the heart that pump blood out
White blood cells The cells that fight disease-causing germs. They also remove dead cells.
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