Directly causes mechanical motion
Responds to environmental changes by transmitting electrical impulses
Provides support and levers for muscles to work on
Protects underlying organs from mechanical damage and synthesizes vitamin D
Controls the body with chemical molecules called hormones
Delivers oxygen and nutrients to the tissues
Produces antibodies that neutralize foreign substances
Removes and filters excess fluid from tissues
Arteries, veins, heart
Trachea, bronchi, alveol
Adrenal glands, pancreas, pituitary
Esophagus, large intestine, rectum
Kidneys, bladder, ureters
Histology would be best defined as a study of
The study of the heart may incorporate many aspects of anatomy but as a whole you would say it is __________ anatomy
An increased rate of breathing as a result of an increased buildup of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream would be best described as an example of ________.
excretion of metabolic waste
Average body temperature is ________ degrees centigrade.
What is the main, general purpose of negative feedback?
to maintain homeostasis
What is the specific name for the hip region?
The cavities housing the eyes are called __________ cavities.
A structure that is composed of two or more tissues would be a(n) ________.
The heart lies in the ________ cavity.
________ cavities are spaces within joints.
Which of the following would not be a functional characteristic of life?
Which term means toward or at the back of the body, behind?
The single most abundant chemical substance of the body, accounting for 60% to 80% of body weight, is ________.
What is the posterior side of the patella called
Which of the following statements is true concerning feedback mechanisms?
Negative feedback mechanisms work to prevent sudden severe changes within the body
The anatomical position is characterized by all of the following except
palms turned posteriorly
A good example of a positive feedback mechanism would be ________.
Enhancement of labor contractions
The dorsal body cavity is the site of which of the following?
In which cavities are the lungs located?
pleural, ventral, and thoracic
Which of the following are survival needs of the body?
nutrients, water, atmospheric pressure, and oxygen
Homeostasis is the condition in which the body maintains ________.
a relatively stable internal environment, within limits
What is a vertical section through the body, dividing it into left and right, called?
What is a vertical section through the body, dividing it into anterior and posterior regions
Which body cavity protects the nervous system?
The anatomical position is used ________.
as a standard reference point for directional terms regardless of the actual position of the body
In which abdominopelvic cavity is the stomach located?
Which one of the following systems responds to environmental stimuli?