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Pericardium The outer layer in contact with surrounding organs
Veins They return the deoxygenated blood back to the heart after the arteries carry blood out.
Capillaries A network throughout the body for the exchange of oxygen, metabolic waste products, and carbon dioxide between blood and tissue cells.
Arteries A vessel that carries blood high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body.
Oxygenated Oxygen that has been added to blood.
Deoxygenated Oxygen that has been removed from blood.
Ventricals A chamber of the heart that receives blood from one or more atria and pumps it by muscular contraction into the arteries.
Agglutination The clumping of cells such as bacteria or red blood cells in the presence of an antibody or complement.
Atria The thin-walled chambers of the heart that pump blood into the ventricles.
Septum A wall dividing a cavity or structure into smaller ones.
Valves Prevents the back flow of blood through its cusps or flaps of tissues
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 antigens.
Pulse A rhythmic beating in the arteries caused by the beating of the heart.
Plasma Fluid through which cellular components of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid are suspended.
Platletets An irregular, disc-shaped element in the blood that assists in blood clotting.
White Blood Cells Help protect the body from infection and disease.
Red Blood Cells Contains hemoglobin, lacks a nucleus, and transports oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues.
Vaccine A biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease.
Immunity 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.
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