Main artery of the body
Carries blood from upper body
Carries blood from lower body
Left lower chamber of heart that receives blood from the left atrium
Deoxygenated blood enters from Inferior Vena Cava to this chamber
Carries high O2 blood towards the heart
The Semilunar Valve seperating the Aorta from the Left Ventricle that prevents bloodflow backwards
Acts as a holding chamber for blood returning from lungs and acts as pump to transport blood
Right side valve between Right Atrium and the Right Ventricle
Pumps Low O2 blood out of the heart
The valve between the Left Atrium ad Left Ventricle
Between Left Ventricle and Aorta
Right side lower chamber that receives blood from Right Atrium
Function is to make sure blood is flowing how it should
Found on both sides of the heart
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