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Circ/Resp Physiology

TermDefinition
trachea wide, hollow tube that connects the larynx (or voice box) to the bronchi of the lungs
blood fluid part of the circulatory system
lymph colorless fluid that contains white blood cells
blood pressure measurement of the force of blood that pushes against blood vessel walls
pericardium fluid filled bag that surrounds the heart, reducing friction
spleen organ that filters the blood
bronchioles smallest divisions of the bronchi that connect to the alveoli
bronchi trachea splits into 2 of these, each going to one of the lungs
platelets elements in the blood that are important for blood coagulation (clotting and prevention of bleeding).
lungs organs of the respiratory system where the exchange of gasses takes place between air and blood
aorta largest artery, sends blood throughout the body
ventricles bottom chambers of the heart, pump blood to lungs/body
atria upper chambers of the heart....pumps blood to bottom chambers
heart organ that pumps blood, about the size of a fist
Created by: jamesweide