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Circulatory system
a set of blood vessels and the heart linked up to form a circuit
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Plasma
the liquid part of the blood
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Red blood cell
a cell made in the bone marrow which carries oxygen by combining with haemoglobin
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Lymphocyte
a type of white blood cell which fights disease by producing antibodies
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Phagocyte
a type of white blood cell which fights disease by engulfing and destroying microbes
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Platelet
fragments of blood needed for clotting
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Artery
a type of blood vessel which carries blood away from the heart
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Vein
a type of blood vessel which carries blood towards the heart
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Capillary
a type of blood vessel which carries blood through the organs
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Heart
a muscular pump which forces blood around the body
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Antibody
a protein produced by a lymphocyte that destroys a disease causing organism
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Antigen
the unique protein on the surface of a cell which can be recognised by the immune system as 'self' or 'non-self'
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Stent
a metal mesh placed in an artery which is used to open up the blood vessel
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Pacemaker
a biological or artificial device which sets the basic rhythm of the heart
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Coronary heart disease
heart disease caused by problems with the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygenated blood
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the liquid part of the blood

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Plasma

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a cell made in the bone marrow which carries oxygen by combining with haemoglobin

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a type of white blood cell which fights disease by producing antibodies

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a type of white blood cell which fights disease by engulfing and destroying microbes

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