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heart vocabulary

TermDefinition
Alveoli tiny air sacs of the lungs which allow gas exchange
Deoxygenated remove air from
Nephron (s) )-send electrical and chemical impluses
Oxygenated- - supplied with oxygen
Valve(s) - prevent backflow of blood
Septum- - separate the left and right sides of the heart
Artery- carry oxygenated blood, carry blood away from the heart
Vein(s) carry deoxygenated blood, return blood to the heart
Capillary - where materials are exchanged in the blood.
Ventricle(s) contract pumping blood through the body.
Atrium (atria) - oxygenated blood enters the left atrium, the right atrium receives deoxygenated blood.
Pulse- - the high and low pressure that can be felt in the arteries when the left ventricle contracts and relaxes
Lymphocyte(s)- - cells of the immune system that recognize specific pathogens and either kill foreign cells or produce antibodies.
Antibody- - blood protein produced in response to a specific antigen
Plasma the liquid part of the blood
Immunity (passive/active) - active immunity produces its own antibodies. Active immunity is given to a person from blood or other body fluid.
Platelets- help to clot blood
Antigen foreign substances that induces an immune system
Agglutination the clumping of particles
Pathogen- disease causing microorganisms
Vena cava the largest veins in the body
Aorta- largest artery in the body
Created by: janelmartinez