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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Post #5 Dissecting Sheep Heart

aorta- The main artery of the body, supplying oxygenated blood to the circulatory system.

artery- Any of the muscular elastic tubes that form a branching system and that carry blood away from the heart to the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.

the upper chamber of each half of the heart.

capillary- One of the minute blood vessels that connect arterioles and venules.

circulatory system- The system that moves blood throughout the body. 

valve- A membranous structure in a hollow organ or passage, as in an artery or vein, that folds or closes to prevent the return flow of the body fluid passing through it

vein- Any of the tubular branching vessels that carry blood from the capillaries toward the heart.

ventricle- The two chambers of the heart that are involved in pumping blood.

apex- The narrowed or pointed end

erythrocyte(red blood cell)-  corpuscle; one of the formed elements in peripheral blood. 

leukocyte(white blood cell)-  a colorless blood corpuscle capable of ameboid movement, whose chief function is to protect the body against microorganisms causing disease and which may be classified in two main groups: granular and non-granular.

plasma- The clear yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph,or intramuscular fluid in which 
The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.


pulmonary vein and artery-


vena cava-

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