circulatory system

noun

Definition of circulatory system

: the system of blood, blood vessels, lymphatics, and heart concerned with the circulation of the blood and lymph

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Children have difficultly escaping a hot car on their own, and their respiratory and circulatory systems can't handle heat as well as those of adults. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "1-year-old boy dies in Texas after being left in hot car, police say; 13th death nationally in 2019," 23 June 2019 About four years ago, with Type-1 diabetes wreaking havoc on his circulatory system, Pizzanello started having body parts removed. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: Ron Pizzanello’s return to the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League has been a life-changing experience," 12 June 2019 Of course, only the human in this comparison is capable of creating either a circulatory system or a sonnet, a state of affairs that made this genetic equivalence one of the most confusing insights to come out of the Human Genome Project. Quanta Magazine, "A Secret Flexibility Found in Life’s Blueprints," 26 Apr. 2016 Overdo it consistently on sodium, and the result is high blood pressure, which can do serious damage to your kidneys, heart, and circulatory system over time. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How Much Sodium You Can Eat Every Day, According to a Nutritionist," 8 Apr. 2019 Tsukamoto has furthered the understanding of the circulatory systems of cancer patients, inching the field ever closer to a cure. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "32 Women Who’ve Changed Life As We Know It," 31 Mar. 2019 The resulting hardening diminishes the capacity of arteries to expand and contract about the column of blood which is needed to maintain uniform pressure to the far reaches of the circulatory system. WSJ, "Cardiovascular Health Frontier Is Calcium," 8 Oct. 2018 As the body temperature increases very rapidly, the central nervous system and circulatory system are impacted. Katherine Harmon, Scientific American, "How Does a Heat Wave Affect the Human Body?," 23 July 2010 This quick workout is designed to build heat in the body and stimulate the circulatory system, which brings more blood flow and oxygen to the muscles, joints and tissue. Chloe Kernaghan, Time, "This 10-Minute Cardio Yoga Workout Will Help Make You More Flexible," 10 July 2018

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1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of circulatory system was in 1862

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circulatory system

noun

Kids Definition of circulatory system

: the system of the body that circulates blood and lymph and includes the heart and blood vessels

circulatory system

noun

Medical Definition of circulatory system

: the system of blood, blood vessels, lymphatics, and heart concerned with the circulation of the blood and lymph

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