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Sasser Circulatory

Life Science

TermDefinition
Cardiovascular system collection of organs that transport blood throughout the body
artery a blood vessel that carries blood away form the heart to the body's organs
capillary a tiny blood vessel that allows an exchange between blood and cells in other tissues.
vein a vessel that carries blood to the heart
pulmonary circulation the flow of blood from the heart to the lungs and back to the heart through the pulmonary arteries, capilalries, and viens
systemic circulation the flow of blood form the heart to all parts of the body and back to the heart
atherosclerois cholesterol buildup in the bood vessels making them narrow and less elastic
stroke blood vessel in the brain become clogged or ruptures
heart attack when part of the muscle dies and part of the muscle is damaged
heart failure heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs
Created by: bsasser