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Cat Test Study Guide
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What is the class of vertebrates that cats belong?
How long does it take a cat to have a litter?
How many kittens are in the litter?
What are the two reasons why the cat is a good dissection specimen?
large, organs clearly visible; nerves/blood vessels traceable
What are the tori?
epidermal thickenings on the waking surface of the feet "friction pad". cushions on the feet.
What are the external nares?
What are the pinnae?
What is the nictitating membrane?
What is the vibrissae?
What separates the two cavities of the cat?
What three major vessels pass through the diaphragm?
aorta, posterior vena cava, and esophagus
How many lobes does the liver have?
Where does the gallbladder empty?
What is the fascia?
connective tissue that surrounds the muscle
How many salivary glands are there in the cat?
Describe filiform papillae
spiny projections with which the cat grooms its fur and rasps flesh from bones
What keeps the trachea open?
rings of cartilage that extends around the trachea at intervals
Is the esophagus open or collapsed?
What kinds of waves are used to push the material down the esophagus?
Where does the fetus develop in the cat? Why does it develop there?
uterine horns; it allows the development of more fetuses
How does the number of spinal nerves differ in cats and man?
cats- 39-39; men- 31
What are the meninges?
fibrous layer that adheres to the cranium
What are the sulci?
What are gyri?
What is the name of the fissure that separates the right and left cerebral hemisphere?
longitudinal cerebral fissure
What is the job of the extrinsic eye muscles?
move the eye
What is the optic nerve?
it transmits visual info from retina to brain
What is the vitreous/Aqueous Humor?
liquid that gives shape
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