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Bio CH11

Biology CH11 Circulation

TermDefinition
aorta the largest artery in the body
artery a blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
atrium the small top chambers of the heart
bicuspid valve the valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle
blood pressure the force created when blood pushes against the walls of vessels
capillary the smallest kind of blood vessel
cholesterol a fat-like chemical found in certain foods
circulatory system the body system made up of your blood, blood vessels, and heart
coronary vessel the blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart
heart attack the death of a section of heart muscle
hypertension occurs when blood pressure is extremely high
pulmonary artery an artery that carries blood away from the heart to the lungs
pulmonary vein veins that carry blood from the lungs to the left side of the heart
semilunar valve valves located between the ventricle and their arteries
tricuspid valve the valve between the right atrium and right ventricle
valve flaps in the heart that keep blood flowing in one direction
vein a blood vessel that carries blood back to the heart
vena cava the largest vein in the body
ventricle the large bottom chambers of the heart
 



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