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7 Sci Test 2 Ch 3

alimentary food travels through the body in this canal
alveoli air sacs in the lungs
appendicular division of the skeleton that includes the bones of the appendages
arteries blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
axial division of the skeleton that includes the head, spine and ribs
ball-and-socket type of joints in the shoulder and hip
bile substance produced by the liver that breaks up fat particles
cardiovascular transports nutrients and oxygen to cells carries wastes from cells
central part of nervous system that contains the brain and the spinal cord
cerebellum part of the brain that controls balance and muscle coordination
compound type of fracture that DOES break through the skin
conception when life begins
coronary brand of circulation that takes care of the heart
cranium part of skull that surrounds and protects the brain
dermis middle layer of skin
diaphragm dome-shaped muscle that helps in breathing
digestive system in charge of breaking down food
duodenum first section of the small intestine
enamel substance that covers the crown of a tootth
endrocrine glands that control certain internal body functions
epidermis top layer of skin
hormones chemicals that regulate many automatic body functions
insulin a hormone released by the islets of Langerhans to regulate sugar levels in the body
integumentary system that covers and protects the body
involuntary muscles that work whether you think about them or not
ligaments these connect bones in joints
liver largest internal organ in the body
lymph tissue fluid is called this after it enters the lymphatic vessels
melanin primary pigment that causes skin color
muscular system that provides movement for the body
nerve type of tissue that is able to conduct simple impulses through the body
nervous system that controls other body systems
organ group of tissues specifically arranged to perform a definite function for the body
pericardium tough membrane that encloses the heart
peristalsis muscular contractions that push food through the esophagus
placenta exchanges oxygen and nutrients between the blood of an unborn child and his mother
red blood cells that carry oxygen through the blood
respiratory system that provides oxygen and removes carbon dioxide
scapula scientific name for the shoulder blade
simple type of fracture that DOES NOT break through the skin
skeletal system that supports the body and protects vital organs
spinal cord structure that controls simple reflexes
spleen largest lymphatic organ
system a group of organs that function together to do a specific job in the body
trachea scientific name for the windpipe
trunk part of the body that contains most of the vital organs
ureters tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
urinary system that concentrates and removes liquid waste
villi hairlike tubes in the small intestine that absorb nutrients
Created by: Mrs_CC



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