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large vessel that carries blood from the upper body to the heart
superior vena cava
the pacemaker node
sinoatrial node
A large blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
Artery
What is the average heart rate of an adult (bpm)?
72
fluid pumped by the heart
blood
The structures that carry blood throughtout the body
blood vessels
What are coronary arteries?
Arteries the supply blood to the heart
lower chambers of the heart
ventricle
the phase of the heartbeat when the ventricles contract
systole
the saclike membrane that surrounds the heart
pericardium
an artery only one cell thick, where gas & nutrients diffuse
capillary
A flap of tissue inside the heart that controls the direction of the flow of blood
valve
What is the movement of blood thorough the body to supply cells with oxygen and remove waste products?
Circulation
the body's largest artery
aorta
movement of blood throughout the entire body
systemic circulation
A large blood vessel that carries blood to the heart
vein
What structure divides the heart into to halves?
septum
upper chambers of the heart
atrium
The movement of blood from the heart to the lungs
pulmonary circulation