National 5 Biology 2.6 Transport systems: animals

studied byStudied by 48 people
5.0(1)
get a hint
hint

Aorta

1 / 22

Tags and Description

23 Terms

1

Aorta

main artery carrying oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body

New cards
2

Artery

blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart

New cards
3

Atria

upper chamber of the heart which receives blood from a vein

New cards
4

Biconcave

shape of a red blood cell increasing its surface area

New cards
5

Capillaries

tiny blood vessels with wals one cell thick where exchange of materials occur

New cards
6

Coronary artery

blood vessel carrying oxygenated blood to the heart tissues

New cards
7

Haemoglobin

pigment in red blood cells which carries oxygen

New cards
8

Heart

organ that pumps blood round the body

New cards
9

Heart valves

structures in the heart which prevent the back flow of blood

New cards
10

Immune system

organs and tissues which resist infections

New cards
11

Lymphocytes

white blood cell which produces antibodies capable of destroying specific pathogens

New cards
12

Oxyhaemoglobin

forms in the lungs from oxygen and haemoglobin

New cards
13

Pathogen

disease causing organism (eg some bacteria, fungus or viruses)

New cards
14

Phagocyte

white blood cell which engulfs and digests pathogens

New cards
15

Plasma

liquid part of blood which transports substances and in which cells are suspended

New cards
16

Pulmonary artery

carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs

New cards
17

Pulmonary vein

carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart

New cards
18

Red blood cell

responsible for carrying oxygen round the body (has no nucleus, biconcave shape and full of haemoglobin)

New cards
19

Valve

structure that prevents the backflow of blood, found in the heart and the veins

New cards
20

Vein

blood vessel that carries blood towards the heart

New cards
21

Vena cava

vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the body to the heart

New cards
22

Ventricles

lower chambers of the heart that take blood from the atria and pump it into the arteries

New cards
23

White blood cells

phagocytes and lymphocytes (part of the immune system)

New cards

Explore top notes

note Note
studied byStudied by 196 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(3)
note Note
studied byStudied by 6 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 3230 people
Updated ... ago
4.7 Stars(18)
note Note
studied byStudied by 59 people
Updated ... ago
4.8 Stars(4)
note Note
studied byStudied by 3 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 60383 people
Updated ... ago
4.9 Stars(248)
note Note
studied byStudied by 5 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 467 people
Updated ... ago
4.6 Stars(5)

Explore top flashcards

flashcards Flashcard132 terms
studied byStudied by 2 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard125 terms
studied byStudied by 6 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard78 terms
studied byStudied by 26 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard110 terms
studied byStudied by 65 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(3)
flashcards Flashcard74 terms
studied byStudied by 32 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard80 terms
studied byStudied by 21 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(2)
flashcards Flashcard45 terms
studied byStudied by 12 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard94 terms
studied byStudied by 73 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(3)