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erythrocytes

erythrocytes: red blood cells

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leucocytes

leucocytes: white blood cells

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plasma

plasma: the yellowish, liquid part of blood that contains water, minerals, food and wastes from cells

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red blood cells

red blood cells: living cells in the blood that transport oxygen to all other living cells in the body

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haemoglobin

haemoglobin: the red pigment in red blood cells that carries oxygen

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oxyhaemoglobin

oxyhaemoglobin: haemoglobin with oxygen molecules attached

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white blood cells

white blood cells: living cells that fight bacteria and viruses as part of the human body’s immune system

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platelets

platelets: small bodies involved in blood clotting. They are responsible for healing by clumping together around a wound.

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circulatory system

circulatory system: the body system that circulates oxygen in the blood to all the cells of the body. The circulatory system consists of the heart, the blood vessels and blood.

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arteries

arteries: hollow tubes (vessels) with thick walls carrying blood pumped from the heart to other body parts

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veins

veins: blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart. They have valves and thinner walls than arteries.

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capillaries

capillaries: minute tubes carrying blood to body cells. Every cell of the body is supplied with blood through capillaries.