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absorption the process or action by which one thing absorbs or is absorbed by another
active immunity the immunity which results from the production of antibodies by the immune system in response to the presence of an antigen.
aids a disease in which there is a severe loss of the body's cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy.
anemia a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.
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.
arterioles a small branch of an artery leading into capillaries.
atria an open-roofed entrance hall or central court in an ancient Roman house.
blood the red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans and other vertebrate animals, carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body.
blood pressure the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls.
capillaries any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules.
circulation movement to and fro or around something, especially that of fluid in a closed system
coronary arteries an artery supplying blood to the heart.
coronary thrombosis a blockage of the flow of blood to the heart, caused by a blood clot in a coronary artery.
heart
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