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Cardio Review

The 3 functions of the Cardiovascular System 1. Carries needed substances to cells 2. Carries wastes away from cells 3. Carries disease fighting cells and platelets to needed areas
veins a blood vessel that carries blood back to the heart
artery a blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
capillary a tiny blood vessel where substances are exchanged between the blood and the body cells
atriums the two upper chambers fot he heart which receive blood that comes into the heart
ventricle the two lower chambers of the heart that pumps blood out of the heart
septum separates the right and left side of the heart
The right side of the heart is oxygen poor therefore it is carbon dioxide rich
The left side of the heart is oxygen rich therefore it is carbon dioxide poor
superior and inferior vena cava veins that bring oxygen poor blood from the body cells to the heart
pulmonary artery an artery that goes away from the heart bringing oxygen poor blood to the lungs for gas exchange
pulmonary vein a vein which brings oxygen rich blood that just left the lungs back to the heart
aorta an artery that goes away from the heart carrying oxygen rich blood to the body cells for respiration
heart a hollow muscular organ that pumps blood throughout the body
blood a complex fluid mixture that carries substances throughout the body
Created by: jlodico



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