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Circulatory System

circulatory system basics

TermDefinition
circulatory system transports materials through the body
transport movement from place to place
cardiovascular system another name for circulatory system
3 main parts of circulatory system heart, blood vessels, blood
heart muscle with 4 chambers (right/left atrium and right/left ventricle) that pumps blood throughout the body
blood vessels tubes that carry blood
arteries vessels that carry blood AWAY from the heart (thickest vessels)
veins vessels that carry blood TOWARD the heart (thinner than arteries, thicker than capillaries)
capillaries tiny blood vessels with thin walls that allow substances to exchange between blood vessels and individual body cells
blood fluid that transports
plasma liquid part of blood
hemoglobin red part of blood, carries oxygen & carbon dioxide
platelets help blood to clot and fight infection
4 main blood types A, B, AB, O
blood pressure the force (pressure) of blood leaving and entering the heart
typical/average healthy blood pressure approximately 120/80 but varies
Created by: pmrocks