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TCCD cardiovascular system HPRS-1206

heart located behind sternum and between lungs. circulates blood throughtout body. consists of 2 chambers. about the size of ur fist.
tricuspid valve located between the right atrium and right ventricle
bicuspid valve located between the left atrium and the left ventricle (also called mitral valve)
semilunar valves located between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery and between the left ventrical and the aorta
pericardium 2-layers sac(pericardial sac) covering the heart ( pericardial fluid alows the layers to move without friction)
visceral pericardium lies closet to the myocardium
epicardium (parietal pericardium) lines the pericardial sac
myocardium middle, thick, muscular layer
endocardium inner linning of the heart
arteries blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. carry oxygen and other nutrients from the heart to the body cells. except the pulmonary artery it carries carbon dioxide and waste from the heart to the lungs
blood vessels tubelike structures that carry blood throughout the body
arterioles smallest arteries
aorta largest artery in the body
veins blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart. (all veins except for pulmonary veins, they carry blood containing carbon dioxide and other wastes. the pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood from the lungs th the heart.)
venules smallest veins
venae cavae lagest veins in the body.
capillaries microscopic blood vessls that connect arterioles with venules.
blood composed of plasma and formed elements.
plasma liquid portio of blood in which cells are suspended
erythrocytes red blood cells: carry oxygen
leukocytes white blood cells: fight infection
platelets(thrombocytes) one of the formed elements in the blood that is responsible for aiding in the clotting process
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