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Found Circulatory 27 times.

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1. Anaphylaxis
A severe allergic reaction in which histamine is released into the circulatory system; occurs upon subsequent exposure to a particular antigen ; also called anaphylactic shock.

2. B cells
Type of lymphocyte responsible for antibody-mediated immunity ; mature in the bone marrow and circulate in the circulatory and lymph systems where they transform into antibody-producing plasma cells when exposed to antigens .

3. Cardiovascular
Relating to the heart and blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries); the circulatory system.

4. Cardiovascular system
A type of circulatory system which includes blood, vessel s, and at least one heart . The blood, which is pumped by the heart, transports materials through the vessels to every cell in the body.

5. Cardiovascular system
The human circulatory system consisting of the heart and the vessels that transport blood to and from the heart.

6. Circulatory system
One of eleven major body organ systems in animals; transports oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and waste products between cells and the respiratory system and carries chemical signals from the endocrine system ; consists of the blood, heart, and blood vessels.

7. Circulatory system, closed
A system that uses a continuous series of vessels of different sizes to deliver blood to body cells and return it to the heart; found in echinoderms and vertebrates .

8. Circulatory system, open
A system in which the circulating fluid is not enclosed in vessels at all times; found in insects, crayfish, some mollusks, and other invertebrates.

9. Closed vascular system (closed circulatory system)
A type of system for the circulation of blood in which the blood is restricted to blood vessel s.

10. Congestive heart failure (CHF, cardiac failure)
Congestive heart failure is the disorder in which the output of the heart (cardiac output) cannot meet the circulatory and metabolic needs of the body. It can be caused by atherosclerotic heart disease ( myocardial ischemia or infarction ), congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy , myocarditis , systemic hypertension and valvular heart diseases. The three cardinal signs of congestive heart failure are: * cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) * tachypnea (rapid breathing; occurs in the case of left side failure) * hepatomegaly (enlarged liver; occurs in the case of right side failure)

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