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Aorta
*largest blood vessel in the body

*takes blood away from the heart
Hemoglobin
*iron containing protein in the red blood cells
Artery
*carries oxygenated blood away from the heart
Fibrin
*substance that plugs the whole of a cut
(becomes a scab)
Valve
*small flap of tissue that allows blood to flow in only one direction
Ventricle
*lower two chambers of the heart
Septum
*a thick wall of tissue that separates heart in to left and right sides
Pacemaker
*special area of tissue that control the heartbeat

*sends out a signal for the heart to contract
Vein
*returns used blood and waste back to the heart
Platelet
*surrounds a cut and helps to stop the bleeding
Atherosclerosis
*thickening of the inner lining of the arteries
Atrium
*upper two chambes of the heart
White blood cell
*very large cell (2 times the size of a red blood cell)

*fights infection
Red blood cell
*most numerous in the blood
*carries oxygen to the cells
Capillary
*very small thin walled blood vessels
Lymph
*plasma that leaks out of blood and through capillary walls

*surrounds and bathes body cells
Plasma
*liquid part of the blood
Hypertension
*high blood pressure