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anatomy terms

Afferent Neuron nerve cell that carries impulses toward CNS
Allele genes coding for same trait and found at same locus on homologous chromosomes
Amacrine cell : a unipolar nerve cell found in the retina, in the olfactory bulb, and in close connection with the Purkinje cells of the cerebellum
absolute refractory period period following stimulation during which no additional action potential can be evoked
anabolism energy requiring building phase of metabolism which simpiler substances
catabolism destructive metabolism; the breaking down in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones, with the release of energy
blood brain barrier mechanism that inhibits passage of materials from brain into brain tissues
energy output sum of energy lost as heat as work and as fat or glycogen storage
fertilization fusion of egg and sperm
genotype genetic makeup or genes
glycogenesis formation of glycogen from glucose
Dominant Gene gene that produces the same phenotype in the organism whether or not its allele identical;
endothelium a type of epithelium composed of a single layer of smooth
Infundibulum a funnel-shaped extension of the hypothalamus connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain.
Dermatitis inflamation of the skin
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