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Cardiovascular

The term cardiovascular refers to the heart (cardio) and the blood vessels (vascular). The cardiovascular system includes:

  • Arteries
  • Arterioles
  • Capillaries
  • Heart
  • Venules
 

References

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/. Accessed January 26, 2017.

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  • Heart, section through the middle

    Heart, section through the middle

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  • Heart, front view

    Heart, front view

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    • Heart, section through the middle

      Heart, section through the middle

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    • Heart, front view

      Heart, front view

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