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circulation movement around something
pulmonary relating to the lungs
vena cava a large vein carrying deoxygenated blood into the heart.
atrium each of the two upper cavities of the heart from which blood is passed to the ventricles
ventricle a hollow part or cavity in an organ,
pulmonary artery the artery carrying blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs for oxygenation.
pulmonary vein a vein carrying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
septum a partition separating two chambers,
aorta the main artery of the body, supplying oxygenated blood to the circulatory system
gas exchange gas exchange. The diffusion of gases from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration,
active engaging or ready
inborn/innate inborn, inbred, congenital, hereditary mean not acquired after birth. innate applies to qualities or characteristics that are part of one's inner essential nature.
acquired obtain (an object or asset) for oneself or learn or develop (a skill, habit, or quality).
antigen a toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.
WBC white blood cell White blood cell: One of the cells the body makes to help fight infections
RBC red blood cell Red blood cells: The blood cells that carry oxygen. Red cells contain hemoglobin and it is the hemoglobin which permits them to transport oxygen (and carbon dioxide).
platelets a small colorless disk-shaped cell fragment without a nucleus, found in large numbers in blood and involved in clotting.
vaccination treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
HIV HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired AIDS, if not treated. So once you get HIV, you have it for life. HIV attacks the body's immune system,(T cells), which help the immune system fight off infections.
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