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Tissues

TermDefinition
Vein Any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation in the body
tissue collections of similar cells
nervous system Rapid messenger system of the body that receives and sends messages for activation to occur.
ureter Where urine passes from the kidney to the bladder.
glands An organ in the human or animal body that produces particular chemical substances.
squamous flat or scale like
mucous membrane Epithelial tissues that secrets mucus that lines mainly body cavities and tubular organs.
spleen abnormal organ involved in production and removal of blood cells.
integumentary system The body's first line of protection is skin.
liver a large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates, involved in many metabolic processes.
involuntary muscles Any of the smooth muscles except for the cardiac muscle.
alveoli Sites of gas exchange between air and blood.
epithelial Covers lines, most of the body.
mucus a slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection, etc.
artery any of the muscular-walled tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood (mainly that which has been oxygenated) is conveyed from the heart to all parts of the body.
pancreas a large gland behind the stomach that secretes digestive enzymes into the duodenum. Embedded in the the pancreas are the islets of Langerhans, which secrete into the blood the hormones insulin and glucagon.
cartilage Flexiable connective tissue.
epidermis Covers surface, protects underlying tissues
Endocrine system Acts as a control system for virtually all the bodys organs.
trachea a large membranous tube reinforced by rings of cartilage, extending from the larynx to the bronchial tubes and conveying air to and from the lungs; the windpipe.
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