Body Parts

GI tract
tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
 
incompetent cervix
(obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
 
archenteron
central cavity of the gastrula; becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity
 
anvil
the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
 
brachial vein
two veins in either arm that accompany the brachial artery and empty into the axillary vein
 
medulla
the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal
 
eyelid
either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
 
reflex arc
the neural path of a reflex
 
cerebellum
a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
 
mastoid process
process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
 
pug nose
a short nose; flattened and turned up at the end
 
haemal arch
a structure arising ventrally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the caudal blood vessels
 
pleura
the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
 
deep temporal vein
temporal veins that empty into the pterygoid plexus
 
puppy fat
fat on the body of a baby or child; disappears at adolescence
 
palm
the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
 
antagonist
a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
 
olecranon
process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
 
right hemisphere
the cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum that controls the left half of the body
 
great saphenous vein
the longest vein in the body; runs from foot to the groin where it joins the femoral vein
 
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