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Heart Lymp Labeling

Heart Labeling/Lymphatic labeling and definitions

QuestionAnswer
arteries blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
veins blood vessels that carry blood to the heart
pulmonary circulation the flow of blood from the heart to the lungs and back to the heart
sinotrial node natural pacemaker; controls the beating rhythm of the heart
pericardium double-walled sac that surrounds and protects the heart
aorta major artery at the top of the heart
venea cavas veins to the heart
normal blood pressure for an adult 120/80
cardiac tissue makes up the majority of the heart
connective tissue makes up the veins and arteries; blood vessels
life of platelets 5-10 days
plasma liquid part of the blood
red blood cells carries oxygen (O) to all the cells in the body
platelets help to create blood clots to prevent blood loss; scabs
white blood cells fight infection; most made in the bone marrow, but some made in the spleen, thymus and lymph nodes
artherosclerosis cholesterol build up in the vessels resulting in blockage of the pathway
hypertension high blood pressure
heart attack when heart muscle cells die and the heart muscle is damaged
heart failure heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the oxygen needs of the body
stroke when blood vessels in the brain are blocked/clogged or rupture
hemoglobin protein attached to red blood cells (RBCs), gives them their bright red color
universal donor O, has no antigens that cause immune system to react
universal acceptor AB, does not see antigens as foreign "invaders"
lymphatic system group of organs and tissues that collect excess fluid and returns it to your body
lymphocytes white blood cells (WBCs) that fight pathogens/infection
lymph nodes small organs in the lymphatic system that are found in the armpit, neck and groin and throughout the body; lymph is filtered and lymphocytes are formed
spleen largest lymphatic organ; destroys old red blood cells, produces lymphocytes; found on the left side of the abdomen
thymus organ of the lymphatic system, found behind the sternum above the heart ; T-cells/T-lymphocytes mature (originate in bone marrow)
tonsils organs of the lymphatic system, found in back of mouth, trap pathogens that enter the throat
T - cells lymphocyte produced in the thymus, important in the immune system to fight pathogens
lymph capillaries carry lymph into the large neck veins of the cardiovascular system
lymph fluid and particles in the body
Created by: beuthehawk