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Scientific Vocabulary Part 2
Terms in this set (18)
An opening or short passage, especially in the body.
A small cavity or depression, as in a bone.
One of the fundamental states of matter in which the molecules do not have a fixed volume or shape.
Affecting or determined bY genes.
fne stoppage of blood flow through a blood vessel or body part.
The scientific study of the microscopic structure of plant and animal tissues.
A substance, usually a peptide or steroid, produced by one tissue and conveyed by the bloodstream to another to effect physiological activity.
Abnormally high blood pressure and especially arterial blood pressure.
The part of the brain that lies below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon and functioning to regulate bodily temperature, certain metabolic processes, and other autonomic activities.
The body system in humans and other animals that protects the organism by distinguiihing foreign tissue and neutralizing potentially pathogenic organisms or substances
A procedure that is carried out in order to observe a response caused by a stimulus; not a complete experiment.
Electromagnetic radiation that lies within the visible range.
The central portion of an anatomical structure, such as the adrenal gland or the kidney.
A thin layer of tissue that sunounds or lines a cell, a group of cells, or a cavity; any barrier separating two fluids.
A membrane, especially one of the three membranes enclosing the brain and spinal cord in vertebrates.
The middle part of the vertebrate brain. ln most animals except mammals, the midbrain processes sensory informatio
A systematic description of an object or phenomenon that shares important chaiacteristics with ihe objeA or phenomenon.
Any of a class of carbohydrates that cannot be broken down to simpler sugars by hydrolysis and that consiitute the building blocks of oligosaccharides and
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