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vocab 2

anatomy terms

Mucous membranes membranes that form the linings of body cavities open to exterior
lipogenesis Production of fat, either fatty degeneration or fatty infiltration
neuron cell of nervous system specialized to generate and transmit electrical signals
nissl bodies discrete granular bodies of variable size that occur in the cell body and dendrites but not the axon of neurons, are composed of RNA and polyribosomes, are stained with basic dyes (as methylene blue), and give a striped appearance to the cell called
ossicle 3 tiny bones serving as transmitters of vibrations located in the middle ear
hormone chemical messengers to regulate specific body functions
neuromuscular junction motor neuron comes into close contact with skeletal muscle
plicae circulares the numerous permanent crescentic folds of mucous membrane found in the small intestine especially in the lower part of the duodenum and the jejunum
ovulation ejection of immature egg from ovary
oxidation-reduction reaction reaction that couple the oxidation of one substance with reduction of another substance
synaptic vesicles small membranous sacs containing neurotransmitters
secrection passage of materials formed by cell to exterior
excretion the substance excreted, as urine or sweat, or certain plant products
serous membrane simple squamous epithelium resting on thin layer of loose connective tissue
spermatogonia outermost tubule cells which are in direct contact with epitheal basal lamina are stem cells
spermatids small round cells with large sperical nuclei seen closer to lumen of tubule
copulation joining together or coupling
poliomyelitis an acute viral disease, usually affecting children and young adults, caused by any of three polioviruses, characterized by inflammation of the motor neurons of the brain stem and spinal cord, and resulting in a motor paralysis, followed by muscular atroph
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