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Transport Vocabulary

Alveoli tiny air sacs of the lungs that allow gas exchange
nephron functional units of the kidneys
deoxegenated to remove oxygen
oxygenated rich in oxygen
valve part of the heart that prevents the blood from flowing backwards
septum part of the heart that separates left and right side of the heart. The oxygenated side and the deoxygenated side.
artery a blood vessel that transports blood away from the heart to the rest pf the body
vein a blood vessel that transports blood to the heart
capillary a blood vessel that diffuses water
ventricles the two bottom chambers of the heart
atrias the two top chambers of the heart
pulse a throbbing of blood through the arteries
lymphocyte a type of white blood cells
antibody a blood protein produced to counteract a specific antigen
plasma the fluid part of the blood
immunity the ability of an organism to resist a particular infection
platelets a cell fragment that clots the blood
antigen a foreign substance that induces and immune response
agglutination the clumping of particles
pathogen a bacteria or virus that can cause disease
vena cava a largest vein that carries deoxygenated blood into the heart
aorta the largest artery of the body that delivers oxygenated blood to the heart
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