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Health Circ. System

Artery carries blood away from the heart
vein carries oxygen poor blood back to the heart
capillary smallest most common, blood enters cells through capillaries
ventricle pumps blood away from the heart
aorta carries oxygen rich blood away from heart
plasma a protein rich substance, forms liquid part of the blood
red blood cell holds oxygen
white blood cells defend against infection
platelets cell fragments involved with clotting of blood, not found typically in blood
hemoglobin iron containing protein on red blood cell contains oxygen
bone marrow makes red and white blood cells
clot thickens mass blood, stops blood flow
pulmonary artery carries oxygen poor blood away from the heart to the lungs to become oxygen rich
pulmonary veins oxygen rich blood from lungs back to heart
venae cavae largest vein, collects oxygen poor blood from the body in the heart
pulmonary circulation circulation of blood from heart to lungs and back to heart
systemic circulation circulation of blood throughout the body, through all the veins, arteries, and heart
coronary circulation circulation of blood through blood vessels of the heart
sinoatrail node impulse generator tissue in the right atrium of the heart
blood pressure pressure exerted from circulating blood in blood vessels
heart attack when blookd flow to part of the heart is temporarily blocked
stroke when blood flow is blocked from the brain
Created by: Erikamc