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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 (mainly that which has been oxygenated) is conveyed from the heart to all parts of the body.
Oxygenated supply, treat, charge, or enrich with oxygen
Deoxynated remove oxygen from, no oxygen.
Agglutination Agglutination is the process that occurs if an antigen is mixed with its corresponding antibody called isoagglutinin.
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 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 Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are a component of blood whose function is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood vessel injuries.
White blood cells less technical term for leukocyte. Protects body from bacteria/virus
Red blood cells less technical term for erythrocyte.
Vaccine a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products,
Immumnty 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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