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The largest artery in the body; it conducts freshly oxygenated blood from the heart to the tissues.
either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
open circulatory system
system in which blood is not always contained within a network of blood vessels
any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
the right upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the venae cavae and coronary sinus
measurement of blood pressure taken when the heart is contracting and forcing blood into the arteries
type 1 diabetes
the type of diabetes in which the pancreas produces no or very little insulin; often diagnosed in childhood, although some cases arise in adulthood. formerly called juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent diabetes
either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder
duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
substance prepared from killed or weakened pathogens and introduced into a body to produce immunity
(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts
the last section of the digestive system, where water is absorbed from food and the remaining material is eliminated from the body
the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs, the part of the human body between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
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