What term refers to the ends of a long bone?
What are bone building cells called?
What are bone-resorbing or destroying cells?
How many bones are in the adult vertebral column?
What is an abnormal side-to-side curve in the vertebral column?
Which joints permit the widest range of movement?
What is another name for a compound fracture?
What type of bone is the humerus?
What is the region of the vertebral column that contains the largest number of bones?
What is the longest bone of the body?
Mineral storage, blood formation, protection
What are the functions of the skeletal system?
long, short, flat, irregular
What are the four major categories of bone?
What are ribs called that attach directly to the sternum by means of cartilage?
How many pairs of floating ribs are there?
Hinge joints allow motion in how many directions?
When you turn your head, you are using what kind of joint?
The process of blood cell formation is known as what?
How many total bones are in the body?
Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, coccyx
What are the 5 regions of the spine?
What is another name for a voluntary muscle?
What is the prime mover in the bending of the elbow?
What is the prime mover in the extending of the elbow?
What are the triceps brachii and the biceps brachii considered to be to each other?
What is the movement that is the opposite of flexion?
contraction and shortening
What do all muscles specialize in?
Attachment to a more stationary bone
What is the origin of a muscle?
attachment to a more moveable bone
What is the insertion of a muscle?
movement, maintaining posture, producing heat for the body
What are the primary functions of the muscular system?
What is moving a body part away from the midline on the body?
The continued heavy breathing after strenuous exercise is an attempt by the body to "repay" the what?
What is a quick jerky responce of a given muscle to a single stimulus called?
What does muscle atrophy do to the size of a muscle?
What is another name for smooth muscle?
What is another term for skeletal muscle?
What is the muscle on the front of the arm that is responsible for flexion?
What is the large fan shaped muscle that covers the upper chest?
What is the muscle on the back of the upper arm that is responsible for elbow extension?
What are muscles that are located between the ribs?
What is the group of muscles that make up the front of the thigh?
Which nervous system is the eye considered to be part of?
What carries nerve impulses toward the cell body?
Dendrites are usually highly or lowly branched?
What are sensory neurons also called?
What are motor neurons also called?
What is another name for connecting neurons?
What is the outermost covering of the nerve?
Where are the vital centers located?
What is the most superior part of the brainstem?
What is the main reflex center of the central nervous system?
What structure is part of the central nervous system but also produces hormones for the endocrine system?
What lies just below the occipital lobe of the cerebrum and is responsible for muscle coordination?
What is the brain structure that associates sensations with emotions?
Part of the brainstem that contains that "vital centers."
What is the largest and uppermost part of the brain?
What endocrine organ increases metabolism and increases blood calcium?
What endocrine organ produces estrogen and results in development of female characteristics?
What endocrine organ increases blood calcium concentration?
What endocrine organ stimulates growth and is sometimes refered to as the master gland?
What endocrine organ is the responsible for the body's internal clock?
What endocrine organ controls body temperature, appetite, thirst, and overall homeostasis?
What endocrine organ produces testosterone and results in the development of male characteristics?
What endocrine organ increases blood glucose level and decreases blood glucose with insulin and basically controls glucose levels in the body?
What endocrine organ is responsible for functions of the immune system?
What endocrine organ maintains anti-inflammatory effect and controls stress responses?
Which endocrine organ is responsible for gigantism?
Which endocrine organ is responsible for the secretion of calcitonin?
Which endocrine organ is responsible for inhibiting hormones?
Which endocrine organ is responsible for body's resistance to stress?
Which endocrine organ is responsible for secretion of hormones that stimulate other endocrine glands to grow and secrete?
a particular hormone
What do target organ cells respond to?
Are endocrine glands ductless or do they secrete into ducts?
what is the location of the pituitary gland?
What is plasma without clotting factors?
What carries the oxygen through the blood and gives blood its red pigment?
What type of blood is the universal donor?
What blood type is the universal recipient?
What is stationary clotting?
What is a clot that is no longer stationary?
Transportation of gases, nutrients
What is the primary function of blood?
How many pints of blood does the average adult have in the body?
What animal helped scientists discover the Rh factor in blood?
What is the average life of a red blood cell?
White blood cells, Red blood cells, platelets
What are the three formed elements found in whole blood?
Blood is normally slightly acidic or slightly alkaline?
What is a substance that can stimulate the body to make antibodies?
Gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract)
what is another name for the alimentary canal?
Digestion, absorption, metabolism
Food undergoes what 3 kinds of processing in the body?
The liver is what kind of gland?
Where does protein digestion begin?
the enzyme pepsin is primarily concerned with the digestion of what?
What are the "building blocks" of protein molecules?
Incisors, canines, molars, premolars
What are the 4 major types of teeth found in the human mouth?
touching the diaphragm; left
The apex of the heart lies_________, pointing toward the ________ lung.
bicuspid (mitral) valve
What valve is between the left atrium and the left ventricle?
What valve is between the right atrium and the right ventricle?
Blood passing through the tricuspid valve has just left which chamber?
Blood returning from the lung enters which heart chamber?
What is the windpipe properly referred to as?
What covers the outer surface of the lungs and lines the inner surface of the rib cage?
Breathing (pulmonary ventilation)
What is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs?
What is taking place when the diaphragm and other respiratory muscles relax?
How much air does a person ordinarily take in with each breath?
What is most oxygen that is transported in the body bound to?
Elevation of the ribs, contraction of the diaphragm, and elongation of the chest cavity from top to bottom occur during what process?
the function of the respiratory system is?
upper respiratory tract
air distributor and gas exchanger
The organs of the repiratory system serve as what?
filters, warms, and humidifies
the respiratory system does what to the air taken in?
nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs
What are the major organs of the respiratory system?
The respiratory system ends in million of tiny, thin-walled sacs called what?
organ of the digestive and respiratory systems; more commonly called the throat
the voice box located just below the pharynx; commonly known as the Adam's apple
the windpipe; the tube extending from the larynx to the bronchi
the branches of the trachea
small branches of a bronchus
small cavity; they are microscopic scalike dilations of terminal bronchioles
spreading; for example, scattering of dissolved paricles
mucus-covered membrane that lines the tubes of the respiratory tree
the single layer of cells that makes up the wall of the alveoli
the serous membrane in the thoracic cavity
what is the process of moving air into the lungs; opposite of exhalation and also referred to as inhalation?
what is the process of moving air out of the lungs; opposite of inhalation or inspiration and also referred to as exhalation?
how is gas exchanged between the lungs and blood, and the blood and tissues?
cranial nerves, spinal nerves, autonomic and peripheral nervous systems
What makes up the peripheral nervous system?
sympathetic stimulation usually results in a response of what?
What term refers to the shaft of a long bone?
Humerus, ulna, and raduis
Which bones make up the arm?
What term means movement towards the body?
They don't have a nucleus
Why are red blood cells' life spans so short?
albumins, globulins, fibrinogens, and prothrombins
What are the 4 important proteins in the plasma portion of whole blood?
The churning of food in the stomach is an example of the ____________ breakdown of food
__________ breakdown occurs when digestive enzymes act on food as it passes through the digestive tract
Mouth, stomach, cecum, esophagus, rectum, and pharynx
The main organs of the digestive system are what?