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PHS Ch 13

Academic Knowledge: Body Systems for Transportation and Exchange

antibiotics medications used to control bacterial infections.
antigen a foreign substance that causes the body to make antibodies.
artery a major blood vessel that moves blood from the heart out to the body tissues.
capillary bed a network of very small, thin-walled blood vessels (capillaries) located in body tissues.
cardiovascular related to the heart and blood vessels.
erythrocyte a red blood cell that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from body tissues.
learning style an individual’s preferred way of gaining or processing new information.
leukocyte a white blood cell that is involved in fighting infection.
lymphatic related to or containing the watery fluid (lymph) collected from body tissues.
pulmonary loop the flow of blood from the heart to the lungs and back to pick up oxygen and drop off carbon dioxide.
respiratory related to the act of or organs involved in breathing.
systemic loop the flow of blood from the heart to the body systems and back to drop off nutrients and pick up waste.
vein a main blood vessel that moves blood from body tissues toward the heart.
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