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Alveoli tiny sacs within our lungs that allow oxygen and carbon dioxide to move in between the lungs and the bloodstream
Nephron (s) basic unit of structure in the kidney
Deoxygenated when oxygen has been removed from blood and water
Oxygenated when oxygen is carried to the blood
Valve(s) part of your heart that opens and closes to let blood enter or to prevent blood from entering
Septum part of the heart that separates the left and right chambers
Artery vessel that carries blood AWAY from the heart
Vein(s) return blood TO the heart
Capillary where diffusion occurs
Ventricle(s) A chamber of the hearts which receives blood from corresponding atrium and from which blood is forced into the arteries
Atrium (atria) A chamber of the heart that receives blood from the veins
Pulse a high of low pressure that can be felt in the arteries
Lymphocyte(s) cells in the immune system that kill foreign cells or produce antibodies
Antibody y-shaped proteins that are made by lymphocyte
Plasma colorless fluid part of the blood
Passive immunity produced by the transfer to one person of antibodies that were produced by another
Active immunity the production of antibodies by the immune system in response to the presence of an antigen.
Platelets help clot the blood
Antigen foreign substances that cause an immune response
Agglutination clumping of particles
Pathogen disease causing microorganisms
Vena cava largest vein of the body
Aorta largest artery of the body
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