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21 Cards in this Set

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least numerous type of blood cell
a morphine-like substance found in the thalamus and hypothalamus that acts as a natural analgesic
the maximum amount a muscle fiber can contract
one-half its resting length
ductus arteriosus
shunts blood from the pulmonary artery to the aorta in the fetus
small cavities in bone where osteocytes are found
the major function of the larynx
left ventricular outflow valve
aortic valve
the substance needed for the production of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4)
a protein of RBC; the most plentiful chemical buffer in the body
hormones with masculizing effects
left atrioventricular valve
mitral valve
digestive system of herbivores
containa an enlarged microbial fermentation vat
a semi-fluid homogeneous material produced by the action of digestive enzymes and acid on the food in the stomach
transitional epithelium
a type of epithelial cell capable of significant variation in shape, depending on changes in the size of the organ that it lines; it is cuboidal when not in contracted state and flattend when organ is distended
symphyseal tendon
part of the suspensory apparatus of the udder that provides a common origin for the gracilis and adductor muscle of each limb
the large muscle that flexes the stifle and extends the hock
rupture of a follicle releases
an ovum
follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
a hormone released by the pituitary gland that sends a signal to the eggs to develop within their follicles and mature
lutenizing hormone (LH)
a hormone released by the pituitary gland that is triggered by the maturing follilces; it acts on the follicle to stimulate ovulation
corpus luteum
yellow body; what the follicle becomes when the egg is released and produces progesterone
the hormone of the luteal phase