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Heart System

Largest artery in the body aorta
Vessel carrying blood away from heart artery
small artery arteriole
exchange vessel; smallest vessel in the body capillary
small veins venules
vessels carrying blood toward the heart vein
good cholesterol high density lipoproteins
bad cholesterol low density lipoproteins
contracting phase of heart beat systole
relaxation phase of heart beat diastole
amount of blood returning the right atrium/minute venous return
amount of blood being pumped out of left ventricle/minute cardiac output
amount of blood ejected/beat stroke volume
hardening due to fatty plaque build up atherosclerosis
Created by: 290100335