Flashcards in Circulation Deck (44):
This is the largest artery in the body.
These are the characteristics of dirty blood.
Low O2 and high CO2.
This pathway carries blood from the heart to the lungs and back.
These are the 2 large veins that bring dirty blood to the heart.
Superior Vena Cava
Inferior Vena Cava
These structures prevent blood from back-flowing in the heart.
This is the gas exchange that happens in the body cells.
Capillaries drop off O2 and pick up cellular waste in the form of CO2.
This long pathway carries blood from the heart to the body and back.
Most arteries carry this type of blood.
This is the direction arteries carry blood.
AWAY from the heart
These are unusual ARTERIES because they carry dirty blood from the heart.
Most veins carry this type of blood.
This is the direction veins carry blood.
TOWARD the heart
These are unusual VEINS because they carry clean blood to the heart.
These blood cells carry large amounts of oxygen.
This is the liquid component of blood.
This spot in the heart receives nerve impulses and causes the 2 atria to contract.
This body system works with the circulatory system to recycle fluids back into circulation.
This is the % of plasma that is composed of water.
This is the iron rich protein found in Red Blood cells that carries O2.
These are the smallest blood vessels in the body.
This is the gas exchange that happens in the lung cells.
Capillaries drop off waste CO2 and pick up O2.
This is the name of a tiny air sac in the lungs.
These heart chambers RECEIVE blood.
These heart chambers disperse blood.
This side of the heart controls pulmonary circulation.
This is the wall between the 2 ventricles of the heart.
These things help you to avoid cardiovascular disease.
Avoid excessive stress
This is the name of the valve found between the right atrium & right ventricle.
This side of the heart controls systemic circulation.
Clean blood travels through this valve when leaving the heart to go to the body.
These are tiny veins.
These blood cells help fight infection.
White Blood Cells
This is the name of the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle.
These are fragments of broken cells that are used for clotting blood.
The right ventricle squeezes blood through this valve.
These are tiny arteries.
This spot in the heart receives an impulse and causes the 2 VENTRICLES to contract.
This is the location of the sinoatrial node.
This is the scientific name of red blood cells.
This is normal human blood pressure.
Plasma makes up this % of blood
Blood vessels are like the __________ of cities.
This short pathway is from the heart to the lungs and back.