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blood vessel that carries blood AWAY from the heart and has thick, elastics walls made of connective tissue and smooth muscle tissue
artery
two upper chambers of the heart that contract at the same time during a heartbeat
atriums
microscopic blood vessel that connects arteries and veins; has walls one cell thick, through which nutrients and oxygen diffuse into body cells and waste materials and carbon dioxide diffuse out
capillary
flow of blood to and from the tissues of the heart
coronary circulation
flow of blood through the heart to the lungs and back to the heart
pulmonary circulation
largest part of the circulatory system in which oxygen rich blood flows to all the organs and body tissues, except the heart and lungs, and oxygen poor blood is returned to the heart.
systemic circulation
blood vessel that carries blood back to the heart and has one way valves that keep blood moving toward the heart.
vein
two lower chambers of the heart that contract at the same time during a heartbeat.
ventricles
3 major functions of the lymphthatic system
spleen, tonsils, thymus
chemical that carries oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood
hemoglobin
liquid part of the blood that carries nutrients and minerals
plasma
organ that fliters out microorganisms
lymph node
white blood cell carried in the LYMPHATIC system
lymphocyte