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atria the left and right receiving rooms
ventricles the left and right sending rooms
Left side of the heart handles oxygen-rich blood
Right side of the heart handles oxygen-poor blood
septum divides the left and right sides
aorta main outgoing vessel of the heart
heart a hollow muscular organ that pumps through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation
artery blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
capillary tiny vessel which passes oxygen to the tissues
inferior vena cava, superior vena cava returns blood directly to the right atrium
valve ... valvulo The connection between each atrium and ventricle is a valve that allows blood to flow in one direction. The purpose of heart valves is to prevent blood from flowing backward
mitral valve connects the left atrium and ventricle
aortic valve connects the left ventricle to the outgoing blood vessel, the aorta
tricuspid valve On the right side, the connector between the atrium and ventricle
pulmonic valve Connects the right ventricle and the outgoing blood vessel, the pulmonary artery