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Cardiovascular system

Left Ventricle This chamber pumps blood to the aorta
Pulmonary veins Vessel that returns blood from the lungs
Capillaries of the lungs Vessels where oxygen diffuses into and carbon dioxide diffuses out of the blood
Right ventricle This chamber pumps blood to the lungs
Vena cava Major vein returning blood from the body
Right atrium This chamber receives blood from the vena cava
Capillaries Smallest blood vessels
Veins Vessels that carry blood toward the hear
Valves These prevent blood from going the wrong way
Capillaries of the body Vessels where nutrients diffuse out of and wastes diffuse into the the blood
Aorta Major blood vessel taking blood away from the heart to the rest of the body
Pulmonary arteries Vessel that takes blood to the lungs
Left atrium This chamber receives blood from the lungs
Atherosclerosis A build-up of cholesterol in the walls of arteries
Heart attack When the coronary artery is blocked and part of the heart itself begins to die
Hypertension When your blood pressure is too high
Arteries Vessels that carry blood away from the heart
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