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Pericardium the membrane enclosing the heart, consisting of an outer fibrous layer and an inner double layer of serous membrane.
Veins any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying in most cases oxygen-depleted blood toward the heart.
Capillaries any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules.
Arteries any of the muscular-walled tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood is conveyed from the heart to all parts of the body.
Oxygenated supply, treat, charge, or enrich with oxygen.
Deoxygenated remove oxygen from.
agglutionation a reaction in which particles suspended in a liquid collect into clumps and which occurs especially as a serological response to a specific antibody.
ventricles a hollow part or cavity in an organ, in particular.
atria each of the two upper cavities of the heart from which blood is passed to the ventricles. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the veins of the body; the left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the pulmonary vein.
Septum a partition separating two chambers, such as that between the nostrils or the chambers of the heart.
Valves a device for controlling the passage of fluid or air through a pipe, duct, etc., especially an automatic device allowing movement in one direction only.
antibodies a blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Antibodies combine chemically with substances that the body recognizes as alien, such as bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances in the blood.
Pulse a rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck.
plasma the colorless fluid part of blood, lymph, or milk, in which corpuscles or fat globules are suspended.
platelets a small colorless disk-shaped cell fragment without a nucleus, found in large numbers in blood and involved in clotting.
White blood cells less technical term for leukocyte.
red blood cells less technical term for erythrocyte.
vaccine production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.
immunity the ability of an organism to resist a particular infection or toxin by the action of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells.
cancer the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.
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