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The heart is also known as the ___ ____.
cardiac muscle
___% of blood is plasma
50%
What does plasma do?
Plasma carries the digested food.
_______ blood cells fight infections.
White blood cells
_______ helps the blood to clot.
Platelets
A blood clot on the skin is called a ____.
scab
______ are blood vessels that carry blood to the heart.
veins
_____ are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
arteries
The heart has ____ pumps placed side by side.
two pumps
The ____ is the upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the veins
atrium
The ____ is the lower chamber the pumps blood to the arteries that carries it out to the body.
ventricle
__________ is a continuous flow of blood around the body.
circulation
The _____ is the largest artery in the body.
aorta
_______ are the smallest blood vessels
capillaries
_______ are found in plasma and help protect from diseases (germs)
antibodies
____ is a doorlike flap in the heart that keeps blood from flowing backwards
valve
The ___ ____ supplies blood to the lungs from the heart.
pulmonary artery
The ___ ____ are two large veins that bring blood back to the heart from the rest of the body.
venae cavae
The ____ is the largest artery in the body and sends blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
aorta
The __ ____ brings oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart.
pulmonary vein
The ___ ___ brings blood from the heart to the lungs to pick up oxygen.
pulmonary artery
____keeps the red blood cells healthy
iron
____ continuous flow of blood around the body
circulation
The ____ is the expanding of the arteries.
pulse
_____ veins are enlarged veins.
varicose
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