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Circulatory system

The Circulatory Syst

Atrium Two upper chambers of the heart that contracts at the same time during the heart beat
Ventricle Two lower chambers of the heart that contract at the same time during a heart beat
Coronary Circulation Flow of blood to and from the tissues of the heart
Pulmonary Circulation Flow of blood through the heart lungs and back to the heart
Systemic Circulation Largest part of the circulatory system in which oxygen-rich blood flows to all the organs and body tissues except the lung and the hear
Artery Blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart, and has thick elastic walls made from connective tissue
Vein Blood vessels that carries blood back to the heart and has one-way valves that keep blood moving toward the heart
Capillary Microscopic blood vessel that connects arteries and veins
Created by: savannah_rivers