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Leukocyte
white blood cells; are dells of the immune system which helps defend body from infections
Plasma
liquid part of the blood
platlets
part of the blood that helps with clotting
aorta
teh largest artery
superior vena cava
one of the 2 largest veins coming from upper body
inferior vena cava
one of the 2 largest veins coming from lower body
valves
one way flaps that keep the blood from flowing in a forward direction
mitral valve
between the left auricle and left ventricle
tricuspid valve
between the right auricle and right ventricle
coronary arteries
those arteries that supply the heart itself with blood (oxygen and nutrients)
arteries
blood vessels that travel away from the heart
vein
blood vessels that travel toward the heart
pulmonary artery
they are the only arteries with de-oxygenated blood
pulmonary vein
they are the only veins with oxygenated blood
4 chambers of the heart
1)right atrium (auricle
2)left atrium
3) right ventricle
4) left ventricle
Universal Donor
"O" can donate to any blood type
4 types of blood
a,b,ab,o
Universal Receiver
"AB" can recieve from any blood type
Clotting
the mechanism in your body that stops the bleeding
Capillaries
smallest of blood vesseles; surround the cells; this is where the exchange takes place of O2 and CO2 and nutrients and waste
Hemoglobin
that part of the red blood cell that holds the 02
Hemophiliac
"free bleeder", one whose blood doesnt readily clot
Leukemia
a disease whereby a person produces "immature" or non-functioning white blood cells. This disease makes one prone to infection
Anemia
not enough red blood cells; consequently not enough 02 to getting to cells
Systolic
top number in blood pressure (heart is
Diastolic
bottom number in blood pressure (heart is relaxed)
Saliva
mixes with your food in the mouth to start the digestive process
peristalsis
muscular contractions that move food through the digestive system
esophagus
food tube
heart burn
buring sensation when gastic juices reenter the esophagus
Enzymes
digestive enzymes that breakdown food
Bile
digests fat
Liver
produces bile
Gall Bladder
Stores Bile
Pancreas
produces digestive enzymes that help break down your food
small intestines
where all of the nutrients are removed from yout food and send into the blood stream
Large intestines
where all the water is removed from your waste
villi
small, fingerlike projection that actually do the work through the small intestines
stomach acids
help break down food for digestion
chyme
partially digested food; "milkshake" like consistensy
diarrhea
when the large intestine doesnt absorb enough water
constipation
when large intestines take out too much water
ulcer
acid burns whole in the muscle lining of your stomach