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Human Body

Circulation and Respriation

cardiovascular system consists of the heart and the three types of blood vessels that carry blood throughout the body
artery a blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body's organs
capillary a tiny blood vessel that allows an exchange between blood and cells in other tissue
vein a vessel that carries blood to the heart
pulmonary circulation circulation of blood between your heart and lungs
systemic circulation circulation of blood between the heart and the rest of the body
blood the fluid that carries gases, nutrients, and wastes through the body
blood pressure the force that blood exerts on the walls of the arteries
lymphatic system a group of organs and tissues that collect the excess fluid and return it to your blood
lymph the fluid that is collected by the lymphatic vessels and nodes
lymph nodes small bean shaped masses of tissue that remove pathogens and dead cells from the lymph
thymus the main gland of the lymphatic system, it produces mature T lymphocytes
spleen the largest lymphatic organ, stores and produces lymphocytes
tonsils lymphatic tissue in the nasal cavity and at the back of the mouth on either side of the tongue
respiration the process by which a body gets and uses oxygen and releases carbon dioxide and water
respiratory system a collection of organs whose primary function is to take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide
pharynx the passage from the mouth to the larynx and esophagus
larynx the area of the throat that contains the vocal cords and produces vocal sounds
trachea the tube that connects the larynx to the lungs
bronchus on of the two tubes that connect the lungs with the trachea
alveoli any of the tiny air sacs of the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged
Created by: jaredjirz