Cardiovascular System Terminology Quiz

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What is the function of the mitral valve?

Allows blood flow between the left atrium and left ventricle

What does the coronary sinus drain?

Blood from the myocardium

What does the P wave represent in an ECG?

Depolarization of atria

What is the main characteristic of endocarditis?

Affects the valves more severely than other areas

What is the function of a basophil in the body?

Releases histamine and heparin

What does a septal defect in the heart cause?

Allows blood flow between left and right sides of the heart

Which blood cell type is responsible for producing antibodies and other chemicals to destroy microorganisms?


What is the function of an eosinophil in the body?

Participate in allergic reactions

Which blood component is a phagocytic cell in the blood that becomes a macrophage and phagocytizes bacteria?


What mineral is essential for healthy red blood cells and a deficiency may cause anemia?


In which blood type does an individual have A antigens on their red blood cell surface?


What is the most common inherited bleeding disorder characterized by impaired platelet plug formation?

Von Willebrand disease

Test your knowledge of key terminologies related to the cardiovascular system including pericardium, myocardium, mitral valve, and more. Identify structures and functions associated with the heart and circulatory system.

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