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JC Circulatory

Heart organ in the body that pumps blood around the body
red blood cell blood cell that carries oxygen around the body
haemoglobin molecule, made of iron in the red blood cell, to carry oxygen
white blood cell fights infection
platelets blood cell which forms clots and scabs and prevents bleeding out
plasma liquid part of the blood - carries gases, nutrients, wastes etc
artery carries oxygenated blood away from the heart. Description: has thick wall, thin lumen, blood under high pressure
vein carries deoxygenated blood to the heart. Description: has thin wall, large lumen, valves
capillary tiny blood vessel one cell thick that connects arteries and veins
atrium these are the top two chambers of the heart
ventricle these are the bottom two chambers of the heart
septum middle wall of the heart separates oxygenated and deoxygenated blood
cardiac muscle special type of muscle the heart is made of - never tires
Created by: msbrowne