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Human Body System

Circulatory & Respiratory System

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Circulatory System System that transport blood to all parts of the body so that gases, nutrients, and waste products are transported to and from the cells.
White blood cells Cells produced in the bone marrow that help fight infection in the body.
Red blood cells Cells produced in the bone marrow that transport oxygen and carbon dioxide in the body.
Heart Organ that causes blood to circulate through the body by its pumping action.
Blood vessels Tubes that carry blood throughout the entire body.
Arteries Blood vessels that carry oxygen rich blood and nutrients to all the parts of the body away from the heart.
Veins Blood vessels that carry waste product and carbon dioxide from all parts of the body back to the heart.
Capillaries Very small blood vessels where the exchange of oxygen and nutrientss from the blood into cells and waste products and oxygen enter the blood from the cells.
Blood Body liquid composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.
Respiratory System System that provide gas exchange between the blood and the air.
Nose Organ that heats and moistens air collected from the environment.
Trachea Organ aka the windpipe that moves air from the nose to the lungs.
Bronchi (Bronchus) Organ that is a tube that move air from the trachea to the lungs. Part of each is outside the lung and part is inside each lung.
Lungs Organs where gases are exchanged between air and the blood.
Alveoli Small sacks within lung tissue where the gas exchange takes place.
Diaphragm Organ that is a muscle that aids in the breathing process and allows the rib cage to expand.
Created by: Westview7G