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What is the most common cuae of heart attacks in the US
High blood pressure
High blood pressure is often called the "silent killer" because
There are no obvious symptoms
The main job of the circulatory system is
a. movement
b. transport
c. reponse
d. support
Transport
Which type of blood bessel allows food and oxygen to pass through its walls
Capillaries
The wall of tissue that separates the heart into a right and left side is the
Septum
The general pathway of blood in the body is
Heart -> Lungs -> Heart ->
Body
Which blood vessel carries blood back to the heart
Veins
Which chamber of the heart gives blood the most powerful push?
Left ventricle
Flaps of tissue that control the movement of blood in veins are called
Valves
Oxygen-poor blood carries the waste product
Carbon dioxide
The heart chamber that pumps blood to all parts of the body is the
Left Ventricle
The largest blood vessel in the body is the
Aorta
Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart are the
Arteries
Theliquid portion of the blood is called
Plasma
What are the four main components of blood
WBC
RBC
Platelets
Plasma
The heart's rhythm is controlled by the
Pacemaker
The circulatory system is like a maze that starts in the heart and leads back to the place where it began. Which part of the heart does the maze begin?
Right atrium
What is a collecting chamber for blood returning to the heart from the lungs?
Left atrium
Which substance stops bleeding by trapping blood cells and plasma?
Fibrin
The iron-containing protein found in red blood cells is called?
Hemoglobin
The right ventricle pumps blood to the?
Lungs