Flashcards in General Anatomy and Physiology Deck (58)
how much blood does the human body contain?
what is a nutritive fluid flowing through the circulatory system?
what are platelets?
blood components that contribute to the blood-clotting process
what is another term for white blood cells?
what is the study of tiny structures found in living tissues?
what is one reason estheticians should study body systems, organs, and tissues?
to understand the effect services have on the body
what is protoplasm?
substance of which all cells and living things are composed
what is the process of cell reproduction called?
what is the sternum?
flat bone that firms the ventral support if the ribs
what is the true origin part of the muscle?
it is attached to the skeleton
what part of the hand is supplied by the radial nerve and its branches?
what is the fluid part if the blood and lymph that carried food and secretions to the cells and carbon dioxide from the cells?
what structures are composed of specialized tissues and performing specific functions?
why does the parathyroid gland regulate blood calcium and phosphorous levels?
so the nervous and muscular system can function properly
what is the pituitary gland?
it is the most complex organ of the endocrine system
what organ in the endocrine system secretes enzyme-producing cells tat are responsible for digesting carbs, proteins, and fats?
what are the secretions that the endocrine glands release directly into the bloodstream and that influence the welfare of the entire body?
what is the primary function of the respiratory system?
what is the primary function of the lymphatic/immune system?
protecting the body from disease
what is the primary function of the skeletal system
providing the physical foundation of the body
what is osteology?
study of the bones
what is a term that means bone and is used as a prefix in many medical terms?
what is the primary function of the circulatory system?
moving blood through the body
what is covered, shaped, and supported by the muscular system?
what body system is responsible for changing foods into nutrients?
what is the primary function of the excretory system?
purifying the body by the elimination of waste matter
what is the primary function of the reproductive system?
perpetuating the human race
what is the body system that controls and coordinates all other body systems?
what is a connection between two or more bones of the skeleton?