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atria
the two upper chambers of the heart
ventricle
the two lower chambers of the heart
pulmonary circulation
the flow of blood through the heart, to the lungs, and back to the heart.
systemic circulation
moves oxygen-rich blood to all of your organs and body tissues ecept for the heart and lungs.
coronary circulation
the flow of blood to the tissues of the heart.
arteries
blood vessels that move blood away form the heart.
veins
blood vessels that move blood to the heart.
capillaries
microscopic blood vessels that connect arteries and veins.
blood pressure
force exerted on vessel walls by blood when the heart pumps it through the cariovascular system.
*normally 120 over 80 for a young adult.
atherosclerosis
cardiovascular condition resulting from fatty deposits on arterial walls, which can clog blood vessels and interfere with blood flow.
hypertension
high blood pressure that can be cause by atherosclerosis.
plasma
the liquid part of blood and consists mostly of water.
*nutrients, minerals, and oxygen are dissolved.
hemoglobin
chemical in red blood cells taht can carry oxygen and carbon dioxide.
platelets
irregularly shaped cell fragments that help clot blood.
lymphatic system
collects fluid from body tissue spaces and returns it to the blood through lymph capillaries and lymph vessels
lymph
tissue fluid that has moved from around cells and into lymph vessels
*consist of mostly water, dissolved substances, and lymphocytes.
lymphocytes
a type of white blood cell.
lymph nodes
bean shaped structures found throughout the body that filter out microorganisms and foreign materials engulfed by lymphocytes.
cariovacular system
distributes materials which includes your heart, blood, and kilometers of vessels taht carry blood to every part of your body and then back to the heart.