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Heart Terms

Anatomy terms for week 22 of Mrs. Coe's Challenge A class.

Aorta pumps oxygen-rich blood to the body tissues
Right Pulmonary Artery carries oxygen-poor blood into the left lung
Left Pulmonary Artery carries oxygen poor blood into the left lung
Right/Left Pulmonary Vein carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
Right Atrium receives oxygen-poor blood from the body
Left Atrium receives oxygen-rich blood from the lungs
Bicuspid Valve (Mitral Valve) prevents back flow of blood from the left ventricle to the left atrium
Right Ventricle contracts to pump oxygen-poor blood along the pulmonary arteries to the lungs
Left Ventricle contracts to pump oxygen-rich blood along the aorta to the rest of the body
Septum the muscular wall that divides the heart into left and right halves
Inferior Vena Cava carries oxygen-poor blood from the legs and abdomen to the right atrium
Superior Vena Cava carries oxygen-poor blood from the head and upper body to the right atrium
Semilunar Valves either of two valves, one located at the opening of the aorta and the other at the opening of the pulmonary artery, each consisting of three crescent-shaped cusps and serving to prevent blood from flowing back into the ventricles
Tricuspid Valve prevents back flow of blood from the right ventricle to the right atrium
Created by: sapadog