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What is blood composed of?

Red blood cells, platelets, white blood cells, plasma

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What function does each part of blood serve?

Red blood cells - transport oxygen
White blood cells - fight infection
Plasma - transports chemicals (glucose, CO2, urea, hormones) and maintain body temp.
Platelets - form clots

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Which side of your heart pumps blood to your lungs?

The right side

3

The superior vena cava carries blood to and from..

From your upper body, to the right atrium (deoxygenated blood)

4

The inferior vena cava carries blood to and from..

From your lower body, to the right atrium (deoxygenated blood)

5

The pulmonary artery carries blood to and from..

From your right ventricle, to your lungs (deoxygenatd)

6

The pulmonary veins carry blood to and from..

From your lungs to your left atrium

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The aorta carries blood to and from..

Fom your left ventricle to your whole body (oxygenated blood)

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The vena cava takes deoxyganted blood to

The right atrium

9

The pulmonary artery tales deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle...

To the lungs

10

The pulmonary vein takes oxygenated blood from the lungs to the..

Left atrium

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The aorta takes oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to..

The whole body

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Artery carries blood

From the heart

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There is ... pressure in arteries and ... pressure in veins and capillaries

High, low

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Artery walls are..

Thick and strong

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Arteries do not have..

Valves

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Veins carry blood..

To the heart

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Blood flow is at..

Low pressure

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Walls are..

Thinner and weaker

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Veins have..

Valves so the blood doesnt flow backwards

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Capillaries link

Arteries to veins