Vocabulary

Term Definition
Atrium two upper chambers of the heart
Ventricles two lower chambers of the heart
Aorta largest artery of the human body located in the heart
Coronary Circulation the flow of blood to and from the tissues of the heart
Systemic 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
Pulmonary Circulation the flow of blood through the heart to the lungs and back to the heart
Artery blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
Vein blood vessel that carries blood back to the heart
Capillary microscopic blood vessels that connects arteries and veins
Blood Pressure the force of blood against the walls of the arteries
Atherosclerosis leading cause of heart disease where fatty deposits build up on arterial walls
Hypertension high blood pressure
Heart Failure when the heart cannot pump blood efficiently
Plasma liquid part of the blood
Red Blood Cells supply your body with oxygen-disk shaped and have no nuclei
White Blood Cells fight bacteria, viruses and other invaders in your body
Leukemia disease that produces immature white blood cells
Platelets irregularly shaped cell fragment that helps clot blood
Blood Type 4 Types: A, B, AB and O
Types A, B, and AB contain antigens
Type O contains No antigens
Each blood type have specific antibodies in its plasma
Anemia a disease of the red blood cells