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Posterior
toward the rear; Opposite of anterior
Arteries
blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
veins
blood vessels that transport blood toward the heart
arterioles
smaller vessels that deliver blood to the capillaries
Capillaries
smallest blood vessel that supply blood to the tissues, and the site of all gas and nutrient exchange in the cardiovascular system. They connect the arteriole and venous system
Venules
a very small vessel that collects blood from the capillaries and connects to the veins.
Atrium
upper chamber of the heart (left and right)
Ventricle
the lower chamber of the heart (left and right). the muscular left ventricle pumps blood to the lungs
Bronchioles
the smallest tubes that supply air to the alveoli (air sacks) in the lungs.
Collagen
the main constituent of connective tissue, such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Connective tissue
the tissue that binds together and supports various structurees of the body.
Wolff's Law
bone is capable of adjusting its strength in proportion to the amount of stress placed on it. "Form follows function"
Sedentary
doing or requiring much sitting; not active
amenorrhea
two or less menstrual periods per year
menopause
cessation of menstration in the human female, usually occuring between age 45 to 50
Articulation
place of union or junction between two or more bones or between bones and cartilage