cardiovascular system


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cardiovascular system

n.
The anatomical system consisting of the heart and blood vessels.
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Noun1.cardiovascular system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the bodycardiovascular system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
ticker, heart, pump - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
blood stream, bloodstream - the blood flowing through the circulatory system
lymph - a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
venous blood system, venation - (zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal
lymph gland, lymph node, node - the source of lymph and lymphocytes
vascular system - the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
fetal circulation, foetal circulation - the system of blood vessels and structures through which blood moves in a fetus
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