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Living Environment Regents Review: Circulatory System


Vocab Terms Related To The NYS Living Environmet Regent's Exam
  
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Arteries
 
Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
Veins
 
Blood vessel that return blood to the heart. Contain valves in the lower body to prevent backflow of blood due to gravity.
Capillaries
 
Smallest blood vessels with thin walls which allow for exchange of materials.
Lymphatic vessels
 
Vessels that aid in the circulation of lymph. Lymph comes from ICF. This will be cleaned and returned to the blood as plasma.

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