Flashcards in Ch 6 Anatomy And Physiology Deck (76)
The pelvic socket into which the ball at the proximal end of the femur fits to form the hip joint.
The joint where the acrimony and the clavicle meets.
The microscopic sacs of the lungs where gas exchange with the bloodstream takes place.
The study of body structure.
The largest artery in the body. It transports blood from the left ventricle to begin systemic circulation.
A small tube located near the junction of the small and large intestines in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, the function of which is not well understood.
The smallest kind of artery.
Any blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart.
The two upper chambers of the heart, which receives unoxygenated blood returning from the lungs.
The ability of the heart to generate and conduct electrical impulses on its own.
The division of the peripheral nervous system that controls involuntary motor functions.
The round sac-like organ of the renal system used as a reservoir for urine.
The pressure caused by blood exerting force against the walls of blood vessels. Usually arterial blood pressure is measure.
Artery of the upper arm; the site of the pulse checked during infant CPR.
The two large sets of branches that come off the trachea and enter the lungs.
The heel bone.
A thin-walled, microscopic blood vessel where the oxygen/carbon dioxide and nutrient/waste exchange with the body's cells take place.
Cardiac Conduction System
A system of specialized muscle tissue that conducts electrical impulses that stimulate the heart to beat.
Specialized involuntary muscle found only in the heart.
The system made up of the heart and blood vessels. Sometimes called the circulatory system.
The large neck arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood from the heart to the head.
The wrist bones
Central Nervous System
The brain and spinal cord.
The carotid and femoral pulses, which can be felt in the central part of the body.
Blood vessels that supply the muscle of the heart (myocardium).
The top, back , and sides of the skull.
The ring-shaped structure that forms the lower portion of the larynx.
The inner (second) layer of skin, rich in blood vessels and nerves, found beneath the epidermis.