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Blood
Type of connective tissue made up of cells/liquid
Heart
Multichambered muscular organ
Blood Vessals
Where blood flows
Capillaries
Close contact between millions of microscopic blood vessals, walls are very thin made of epithelial tissue
Arteries
Where blood flows from heart to capillaries, blood flows in one direction
Veins
Where blood returns from capillaries to heart
Lymphatic
Consists of capillaries and larger vessals
Lymph
Collected fluid
Pulmonary Circuit
Carries oxygen-depleted blood from heart to the lungs and oxygen rich blood back to heart
Systematic Circuit
Carries oxygen rich blood from heart to rest of body and oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart
Aorta
Where oxygen rich blood leaves left side of heart, it is the artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to all of the body
Pericardium
Sac that encloses heart
Artria
Two upper chambers which receive blood returning to heart
Ventricles
Two lower chambers which pump blood out of heart
Peacemaker
Region of your heart muscle which sets the rate at which your heart contracts, in ride side of atrium
AV Code
Impulses spread to a region of the heart
Diastole
Relaxation phase
Systolic
Contraction phase
Red Blood Cells
Carry oxygen from lungs to tissues of the body
Hemoglobin
Protein that temporarily stores oxygen for delivery to cells
White Blood Cells
Fight infection and growth of cancer
Fibrin
Threads that trap red blood cells and additional platlets
Plaque
Patchwork of cholesterol, calcium, and fat deposits on artery
Cardiovascular Disease
Illness of heart or blood vessals
Artherosclerosis
Narrowing of arteries, results from plaque build up, occurs when deposits harden
Hypertension
When anger of fear raises blood pressure
Stroke
Blood clot in the brain
Alveoli
Grapelike clusters of air sacs in each bronchiole
Diaphragm
Sheet muscle
Emphysema
When tobacco smoke causes the walls of the alveoli to lose there elasticlicity