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heart

heart structures

TermDefinition
mediastinum a membranous partition between two body cavities or two parts of an organ especially that between lungs
endocardium the thin smooth membrane that lines inside of the chambers of the heart and forms the surface valves
pericardium the membrane enclosing the heart consisting of an outer fibrous layer and an inner double layer of serous membrane
superior vena cava carrying blood from the head arms and upper body
inferior vena cava carrying blood from lower body
right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from veins of the body
right ventricle the lower right chamber of the heart that receives deoxygenated blood from the right atrium and pumps it under low pressure into lungs via pulmonary artery
pulmonary trunk vessels that arises from the right ventricle of heart
pulmonary artery the artery carrying blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs for oxygenation
pulmonary vein one of four vessels that carry aerated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart. carry bright red oxygenated blood
left atrium the upper right chamber of the heart. receives oxygenated blood from lungs and pumps it to left ventricle
left ventricle the lower left chamber of the heart receives blood from left atrium
ascending aorta the first section of aorta
aortic arch largest section of aorta
thoracic aorta the third section of aorta
oxygenated blood oxygen in it
deoxygenated blood no oxygen in it
systemic circulation main part of the blood circulation
pulmonary circulation circulation of blood from heart to lungs
Created by: starlord12
 

 



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