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Pericardium The layer in contact with the heart is referred to as the visceral layer, the outer layer in contact with surrounding organs is the parietal pericardium.
Veins Veins are an important part of our circulatory system. They are responsible for returning deoxygenated blood back to the heart after arteries carry blood out
Capillaries Capillaries are the smallest of the body's blood vessels
Arteries blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated
Oxygenated combine or mix with oxygen, as in a physical, chemical, or biological system. Blood is oxygenated in the lungs
Deoxygenated Deoxygenated is defined as oxygen has been removed
Agglutination Agglutination is the process that occurs if an antigen is mixed with its corresponding antibody called isoagglutinin
Ventricles a ventricle is a hollow area or cavity within an organ, usually filled with some kind of fluid.
Atria The thin-walled chambers of the heart that pump blood into the ventricles. Consists of right atrium and left atrium
septum is a wall, dividing a cavity or structure into smaller ones.
valves a valve is a device that opens or closes to let things through or to prevent passage.
antibodies Any of the numerous Y-shaped gamma globulin proteins found in the blood or lymph, and produced by B cells as an immune defense against foreign agents (antigens).
Pulse a pulse is a rhythmic beating in the arteries caused by the beating of the heart
Plasma Plasma is the yellowish fluid in blood that makes up the 55% of the total blood volume
Platelets A particle found in the bloodstream that binds to fibrinogen at the site of a wound to begin the blood clotting process. Platelets are formed in bone marrow, where they arise from cells called megakaryocytes.
white blood cells Any of the colorless or white cells in the blood that have a nucleus and cytoplasm and help protect the body from infection and disease through specialized neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes.
red blood cells A disk-shaped, biconcave cell in the blood that contains hemoglobin, lacks a nucleus, and transports oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues.
vaccine A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease
Immunity immunity is the balanced state of multicellular organisms having adequate biological defenses to fight infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion, while having adequate tolerance to avoid allergy, and autoimmune diseases.
cancer A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues. Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. There are several main types of cancer.
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