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chapter 6 vocabulary

veterinary Assistant Career and Medical Terminology

abdominal cavity body cavity containing the liver, stomach, small intestine, part of the large intestine, the kidneys, and the pancreas
anatomy study of the internal and external body structures. animal's anatomy includes skeleton, muscles, skin and internal organs
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 the bones.
connective tssue tissue that connects structures together providing support and protection.
cranial cavity body cavity that contains the brain
dorsal cavity body cavity subdivided into the cranial and spinal cavities.
epithelial tissue tissue covering all body surfaces, inside and out, including the outer layers 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
organ collection of different tissues that work together to perform a particular function
pelvic cavity body cavity contains the bladder, final section of t large intestine, female reproductive system or male prostrate gland
peripheral nerves nerves outside of the brain and the spinal cord
physiology study of how animals perform their vital functions
sex cells cells involved in reproduction ova (eggs) and sperm.
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 the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities
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