Chapter 37. The Circulatory and the Respiratory Systems. 37-1 The Circulatory System. Vocabulary: Artery Erythrocyte Arteriole Anemia Capillary Leukocyte Venule Leukemia Vein platelet Lymphatic system fibrin Lymph A-B-O system Plasma Rh factor. objectives.
The Circulatory and the Respiratory Systems
i. Lymphocytes – produce antibodies
ii. Macrophages – Wonder out of cells to fight infections.
d. Cancer of the White Blood Cells is called leukemia
1. Can be cause by blocked coronary artery due to deposits of fatty material on the walls of the artery called atherosclerosis.
2. Atherosclerosis can lead to arteriosclerosis which is hardening of the arteries. Calcium deposits in the fatty buildup harden the artery itself where it is no longer able to stretch causing a build up of pressure and the heart to work harder.