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chap 11

Anatomy and Physiology Key Terms

electrolytes Mineral salts (sodium, potassium, and calcium) that carry an electrical charge in solution
filtrate Fluid that passes from the blood through the capillary walls of the glomeruli of the kidney
nitrogenous wastes Products of cellular metabolism that contain nitrogen
peristaltic waves Sequence of rhythmic contraction of smooth muscles of a hollow organ to force material forward and prevent backflow
peritoneum Serous membrane that lines the abdominopelvic cavity and covers most of the organs within the cavity
plasma Liquid portion of blood, composed primarily of water (90%), and containing dissolved proteins, nutrients, lipids, and various waste products
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