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42 Cards in this Set

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Circulatory System
-transport system of the body that brings food and oxygen to the body's cells.
Blood vessels
-network of tubes that carry blood to all body parts
-carry blood from the heart to all body regions.
-carry the blood backto the heart from all body regieons and have thinner walls than the arteries
-Tiny blood vessels that connect the artieries to the veins
-muscular organ of the body that is the pump of the circulatory system.

-ensures that each of the cells in the body get the nourishment that they need in order to grow and reproduce properly.
-the four sections of the heart
Right Atrium
-the right entrance chamber of the heart
Right ventricle
-Where blood is pumped from the right atrium of the heart
Left atrium
-the left top chamber of the heart.
Left ventricle
-the chamber of the heart that pumps blood to the body through the aorta
Superior vena Cava
very large vein near the entrance of the heart
Inferior vena cava
-very large vein from which blood enters the heart
Pulmonary Artery
-large vein which sends blood from the heart to the lungs
Pulmonary vein
-vein which sends blood from the lungs to the heart
-an artery that sends blood from the heart to the body
-small arteries which branch off the aorta
-tiny veins between the capillaries and regular veins
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
-an emergency procedure to help victims of heart attacks
-a special region in the right atrium of the heart that controls the speed and rhythm of the heart's pumping
-parts of white blood cells which help blood to clot
-the liquid part of the blood.
Red Blood Cells
-cells responsible for the transport of oxygen to body cells
-a protein in red blood cells that allows them to carry oxygen
-having a disease in which a person has an abnormally low red blood cell counts
White blood cells
-blood cells which fight off disease and infection
-the element of blood which moves through spaces between cells and supplies those cells and oxygen and nutrients
Lymph Nodes
-tiny sacs throughout the bocy where white blood cells are stored
lymph vessels
-vessels in which lymph is collected before being returned into the circulatory system
lymphatic system
-the system of lymph tubes
Cellular respiration
-the process by which cells change food into energy
Respiratory system
-responsible for providing oxygen to body cells and expelling carbon dioxide.
Bronchial tree
-a network of tubes in the lungs that provides a large surface area for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
-the windpipe
-a flap which seals the sindpipe from the esophagus
Heimlich maneuver
-an emergency procedure for dislodging objects from the windpipe
-organs that allow the body to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen
-tubes that branch from the end of the windpipe to the lungs
-tubes which branch from the bronchi to the alveoli in the lungs
-tiny sacs in the lungs where gas exchange occurs
-a flexible membrane which pulls air into and pushes it out of the lungs.
Lung Capacity
-the amount of air that a person's lungs can hold.