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HHS Circulatory

ACCTC Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems Vocabulary

also known as the cardiovascular system; it consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood Circulatory System
blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart Arteries
blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart Veins
upper chamber of the heart Atrium
lower chamber of the heart Ventricle
a muscular wall that separates the heart into a right side and a left side Septum
flap between the left atrium and left ventricle Mitral Valve
flap between the right atrium and the right ventricle Tricuspid Valve
flap between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery Pulmonary Valve
flap between the left ventricle and the aorta Aortic Valve
largest artery in the body, carries blood away from the heart Aorta
(think blood pressure) period of heart relaxation Diastole
(think blood pressure) period of work/contraction of the heart Systole
liquid portion of blood, 90% water Plasma
disease caused by a lack of blood or an insufficient number of red blood cells Anemia
a balloning out of or saclike formation on an artery wall Aneurysm
high blood pressure Hypertension
a malignant disease of the bone marrow or lymph tissue; it results in a high number of immature white blood cells Leukemia
heart attack; a reduction in the supply of blood to the heart resulting in damage to the muxcle of the heart Myocardial Infraction
a technician who collects blood and prepares it for testing Phlebotomist
works with the Circulatory System to remove waste and excess fluids from the tissues Lymphatic System
fluid formed in body tissues and circulated in the lymphatic vessels Lymph
a round body of lymph tissue that filters lymph Lymph Nodes
a chronic malignant disease of the lymph nodes; most common form of lymphoma (tumor of the lymph tissue) Hodgkin's Disease
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