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leukocyte
white blood cell
fight infection
plasma
the liqid part of the blood
platelets
part of the blood that clots
aorta
largest artery
superior vena cava
one of the 2 largest veins coming from upper body
inferior vena cava
one of the 2 largest veins coming from lower body
valves
one way flaps that keep the blood flowing in a forward direction
mitral valve
between left auricle and left ventricle
tricuspid valve
between right auricle and right ventricvle
coronary arteries
arteries that supply heart itself with blood
arteries
blood vessels that travel away from the heart
veins
blood vessels that travel toward the heart
pulmonary artery
artery that carries blood from the heart to the lungs to pick up oxygen. they are the only arteries that carry de-oxygenated blood
pulmonary vein
vein thatcarries blood from the lungs back to the heart. they are the only veins that carry oxygenated blood
leukemia
a disease whereby a person produces immature or nonfunctioning white blood cells. This makes them prone to a lot of infections
anemia
not enough red blood cells