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Circulatory Vocab.

Blood Pressure the force that blood exerts on the walls of the arteries
Antibodies a protein made by B cells that binds to a specific antigen
Transfusion is the injection of blood or blood compo- nents into a person to replace blood that has been lost because of surgery or an injury.
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, capillaries, and veins
Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.
Artery a blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body’s organs
Capillary a tiny blood vessel that allows an exchange between blood and cells in other tissue
Platelets are pieces of larger cells found in bone marrow.
Hemoglobin is an oxygen-carrying protein.
Systemic circulation the flow of blood from the heart to all parts of the body and back to the heart
Heart attack happens when heart muscle cells die and part of the heart muscle is damaged
Atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease
Blood the fluid that carries gases, nutrients, and wastes through the body and that is made up of platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells, and plasma
Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure.
Stroke is when a blood vessel in the brain becomes clogged or ruptures.
Pathogens Infectious diseases are caused by agents called pathogens.
Cardiovascular system a collection of organs that transport blood throughout the body.
Created by: Spicer91