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Tessa Torrens

Study Stack #1 - Anatomy Weeks 1-5

TermDefinition
Ventral cavities Anterior aspect of the body. It's made up of the thoractic cavity & the abdominal cavity
Dorsal cavities Formed along the dorsal or back of the body. Includes the cranial cavity & spinal cavity
Homeostasis Relatively constant state maintained by the body
Afferent A signal is traveling toward a particular center or point of reference
Efferent A signal is moving away from a center or other point of reference
Element "pure" in the sense it cannot be broken down or decomposed into two or more substances
Atomic Number The number of proteins in the atom's nucleus
Mass Number/Atomic Number Mass of a single atom. It equals the number of protons plus the number of neutrons in the atom's nucleus
Disaccharides (double sugars) or Polysacccharides (complex sugars) are part of: Are carbohydrates composed of two or more simple sugars that are bonded together through a dehydration synthesis reaction that revolves the removal of water
Hydrophilic "water loving" or phospholipid head
Hydrophobic "water fearing" - The end formed by the two fatty acids is nonpolar and lipid soluable
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