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vein
blood vessel that returns blood to the heart
trachea
windpipe
emphysema
the loss of elasticity in the tissues of the lungs
aorta
large blood vessel from the left ventricle
lymph
fluid that leaks from blood vessels
phagocyte
white blood cell that engulfs- digest foreign cells
atherosclerosis
when plaque builds up on the walls of arteries
atrium
upper chamber of the heart
bronchus
passage way from the trachea to the lungs
artery
carries blood from the heart to the tissues of the body
pharynx
passageway for food and air
valve
prevents the back flow of blood
platelet
cell fragment helps clot blood
diaphragm
large flat muscle used in breathing
larynx
in throat contains vocal cords
alveolns
tiny air sac at end of bronchiole
cappilary
smallest blood vessel
hemoglobin
iron rich protein in red blood cells
ventricle
lower chamber of the heart
myocardium
thick middle muslce of the heart
pacemaker
small group of cardiac muslce cells in right atrium
nicotene
stiumlant drug in tobacco
plasma
made up 55% of blood
systemic circulation
pathway in which the left side of the heart pumps blood to all the body
pulmonary circulation
pathway in which the right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs