Blood Vessel and Blood Circulation

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Blood Vessel and Blood Circulation
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2011-05-25 07:08:57
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  1. Communication between two structures, such as blood vessels
    anastomosis
  2. The largest artery; carries blood out of the heart's left ventricle
    aorta
  3. Vessel between a small artery and a capillary
    arteriole
  4. Vessels that carry blood away from the the heart
    artery
  5. Receptor that responds to pressure, such as those in vessel walls that respond to stretching and help regulate blood pressure; a type of mechanoreceptor
    baroreceptor
  6. Microscopic vessel through whichexchanges take place between the blood and the tissues
    capillary
  7. Epithelium that lines the heart, blood vessels, and lymphatic tissue
    endothelium
  8. Wave of increased pressure in the vessels produced by heart contraction
    pulse
  9. Enlarged capillary that serves as a blood channel
    sinusoid
  10. Device use to measure blood pressure; blood pressure appears or cuff
    sphygmomanometer
  11. Decrease in blood vessels diameter
    vasoconstriction
  12. Vessel that carries blood toward the heart
    vein
  13. Large vein that carries blood into the heart's right atrium
    vena cava
  14. Large channel that drains deoxygenated blood
    venous sinus
  15. Vessel between a capillary and vein
    venule

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