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in mammals, a cell or group of cells that secretes fluids
modified sweat glands in female mammals, which produce and secrete milk to feed their young.
mammary gland
in mammals, the sheet of muscles located beneath the lungs that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity; expands and contracts the chest cavity, which increases the amount of oxygen entering the body.
Name four characteristics of mammals.
hair, mammary glands, diaphragm, and specialized teeth
Describe three mammal adaptations for obtaining and consuming food.
specialized teeth, modified limbs, endothermy
Identify and describe the relationship between internal feedback mechanisms and the maintenance of body temperatures.
Internal feedback mechanisms signal the body to release heat through sweating and panting if body temperature rises
How does intelligence benefit mammals?
They can learn, remember, communicate, and use tools
Explain how the interrelationship between respiration and circulation sustains a mammal's metabolism.
Mammals take in oxygen that is circulated by an efficient four-chambered heart. Oxygen is delivered to cells that use it to make energy.
Suppose you are a mammal that feeds on pine seeds and lives in a forest in a cold region. Describe the adaptations that would help you survive.
forefeet with sharp claws that can hold a pinecone; sharp front teeth to get seeds inside; thick fur; short extremities including ears, legs, and nose; a long, bushy tail that can help with balance as the mammal moves in the trees and protects the face from cold as the animal sleeps
On an archaeological dig, you find a skull about 5 cm long with two chisel-shaped front teeth and several flattened back teeth. Is this a skull from a mammal? Explain your answer.
Yes. One mammal may have varied types of teeth in its skull.