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Flashcards in Cardiovascular System Deck (15):
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CVS Fact

Human body survive 2-4 minutes without oxygen.

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Blood

Transports waste and nutrients
5-6 quarts

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Red Blood Cells

Transports oxygen

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White blood cells

Fight disease/infection

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Platlets

Helps blood coagulate

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Plasma

Watery substance blood

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Blood Vessels

Tubes blood travels

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Artery

Carry blood away heart

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Vein

Carry blood back heart

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Capillary

Connecting arteries and veins exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide

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Heart

Muscle circulates blood
Contracts 100,000 day (2,000 gals/day)
Heart size closed fist

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Aorta

Major artery blood leaves heart

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Valves

Prevents backwards flow blood

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SA Node

Specialized cells heart electrical impulses keep heart beating organized.

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CVS function

Transporting nutrients removing waste products.