A&P Lab Exam II
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located in the throat; bilobed gland connected by an ithsmus
found close to the kidney
a mixed gland, located close to the stomach and small intestine
paired glands suspended in the scrotum
rides horseback on the thyroid gland
found in the female pelvic cavity, concerned with ova and female hormone production
found in the upper thorax overlying the heart; large during youth
found in the roof of the third ventricle
maintenance of salt and water balance in the extracellular fluid
PTH, thyroid gland
regulate blood calcium levels
colloid filled follicle
blood in arteries is under high pressure
why are there no valves in arteries, but there are valves in veins?
blood in arteries is under high pressure
why are the wall of arteries so much thicker than the walls of veins?
pulse at wrist
superficial temporal artery
pulse in front of ear
pulse at the side of the neck
artery serving the kidney
veins draining the liver
drains at the pelvic organs
supplies the diaphragm
major artery serving the arm
major artery serving the tissues external to the skull
artery generally used to take pulse at wrist
serves the posterior thigh
superior vena cava
inferior vena cava
left pulmonary artery
right pulmonary veins
the force that blood exerts on the walls of the arteries
blood pressure gradient
difference in pressure between two points of the cardiovascular system
what variable is easiest for body to adjust in blood system on short term basis?
forms the adam's apple
lid for the larynx
vocal cord attachment site
supports the trachea but also keeps it flexible
serous membranes that enclose the lungs and line the chest wall and produce serous fluid
moisture, trapping foreign substances
functions of nasal cavity mucosa
connects the larynx to the primary bronchi
site of tonsils
chemical released into the bloodstream that influences particular organs and glands
An endocrine/exocrine? gland is a ductless gland that empties its hormone into the extracellular fluid from which it enters the blood.
The pituitary gland, also known as the ____, is located in the sella turcica of the sphenoid bone.
T/F: The anterior pituitary gland is also referred to as the master endocrine gland because it controls the activity of many other endocrine glands.
The ____ gland is composed of two lobes and located in the throat, just inferior to the larynx.
The pancreas produces two hormones that are responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. Name the hormone that increases blood glucose levels.
T/F: The gonads are considered to be both endocrine and exocrine glands.
This gland is rather large in an infant, begins to atrophy at puberty, and is relatively inconspicuous by old age. It produces hormones that direct the maturation of T cells. It is the ____ gland.
these form the endocrine portion of the pancreas
The outer cortex of the adrenal gland is divided into three areas. Which one produces aldosterone?
amino acids and steriods
two molecular groups of hormones
cell that has a receptor for a particular hormone
found atop the kidney
The heart is enclosed in a double-wall sac called?
how many chambers does the heart have?
what is the name of the two receiving chambers of the heart?
The left ventricle discharges blood into the _____, from which all systemic arteries of the body diverge to supply the body tissues.
T/F: Blood flows through the heart in one direction - from the atria to the venticles.
The right atrioventricular valve, or ____ valve, prevents backflow into the right atrium when the right ventricle is contracting.
The heart serves as a double pump. The (right or left) side serves as the pulmonary circulation pump, shunting carbon dioxide-rich blood to the lungs.
The functional blood supply of the heart itself is provided by the?
Two microscopic features of cardiac cells that help distinguish them from other types of muscle cells are branching and?
in the heart, the (right or left) ventricle has thicker walls and a bascially circular cavity shape
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