Flashcards - Circulatory System Structure & Function

Flashcards - Circulatory System Structure & Function
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inferior vena cava
The inferior vena cava is a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower and middle body into the right atrium of the heart
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aorta
The aorta is the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries
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Ventricular systole
Systole /ˈsɪstÉ™liË?/ is the part of the cardiac cycle when the ventricles contract
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Ventricular systole
Systole /ˈsɪstÉ™liË?/ is the part of the cardiac cycle when the ventricles contract
aorta
The aorta is the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries
inferior vena cava
The inferior vena cava is a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower and middle body into the right atrium of the heart
ABO blood group system
The ABO blood group system is the most important blood type system in human blood transfusion
lymphatic capillaries
Lymph capillaries or lymphatic capillaries are tiny, thin-walled vessels located in the spaces between cells which serve to drain and process extra-cellular fluid
thoracic duct
In human anatomy, the thoracic duct is the largest lymphatic vessel of the lymphatic system

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