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Week 8 Vocabulary

Human Body

circulatory system the system that transports blood and other fluids throughout the body
heart the muscular organ of an animal that pumps blood throughout the body
ventricle a chamber in an animal’s heart that pumps blood out to the body
brain the main control center in an animal body; part of the central nervous  system
nervous system the system of the body that carries information to all parts of the body
spinal cord a bundle of nerves that runs along the back of a vertebrate within spinal column
cerebellum the part of the brain that controls balance, coordination, and unconscious muscle activities
cerebrum the part of the brain that controls conscious thoughts, senses, language and memories
genetic trait a genetically determined characteristic or condition
gene the basic unit of heredity in a living organism; a segment of DNA or RNA
Created by: PaigeHays10