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Unit 2 Circulatory

Unit 2 Circulatory System

TermDefinition
Aerobic Cellular Respiration Process in which cells use oxygen and food to make ATP energy
Mitochondrion Organelle that does cellular respiration; makes ATP energy for the cell
ATP Energy for the cell
Anaerobic Cellular Respiration Does not use oxygen; produces lactic acid that can make your muscles feel sore
Circulatory System Body system responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients to all the cells in your body
Heart Muscle that pumps blood through your body
Artery Carries blood with oxygen away from the heart; has a thick wall because the blood has a higher pressure
Vein Carries blood without oxygen from the body back to the heart; has a thin wall because the blood has lower pressure
Capillary Very small blood vessels with very thin walls in which materials are exchanged between the blood and the body's cells
4 Blood Types A, B, AB, and O
Plasma Part of blood that is mostly water, but also has sugar, fats, and protein
Red blood cells Part of blood that carries oxygen to the cells in your body
White blood cells Part of blood that fights disease
Platelets Part of blood that helps form blood clots
Universal donor Type 0; can give blood to anyone
Created by: ksdsscience
 

 



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