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chapter 6-Vocabulary

veterinary assistant career and medical terminology

Abdominal muscle body cavity containing the liver, stomach, small intestines.part of the large intestine, kidneys and the pancreas.
Anatomy study of the internal and external body structures.
body system collection of structures, organs, and tissues that are linked by their contribution to a common function.
cartilage more rigid form of connective tissue found in joints between bones.
connective tissue tissue that connects structures together, providing support and protection.
cranial cavity The body cavity that contais the brain.
Dorsal cavity Body cavity subdivided into th cranial and spinal cavity.
Epithelial tissue tissue covering all body surfaces, inside and out, including the outer layer of skin.
Neural tissue Tissue composed of neurons and found in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
Neuroglia Cells that provide support, protection, oxygen and nutrients for neurons.
Neurons Highly specialized nerve cells that transmit electrical impulses to all areas of the body.
Oxygen collection of different tissues that work together to perform a particular function.
pelvic cavity body cavity containing the bladder, final section of the large intestine, the female reproductive organs or prostrate gland.
Peripheral nerves nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord.
Physiology study of how animals perform their vital functions
Sex cells cells involved in reproduction: ova(eggs) and sperm. Soatic
Somatic cells Any cells forming the body of an organism. most of the cells in the body are somatic cells.
Spinal cavity body cavity that contains the spinal cord
thoracic cavity body cavity that contains the heart and lungs
Tissue collection of cells in which one type of cell predominates.
Ventral cavity body cavity subdivided into thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavity.
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