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the body cavity which contains the digestive, urinary, and internal reproductive organs; also called abdominopelvic cavity
abdominal cavity
the killing of an unborn child
abortion
the digestive tube that runs from the mouth to the anus
alimentary canal
the sac of fluid that surrounds and protects a human or mammal during devleopment in the womb
amniotic sac
the body cavity which contains the brain
cranial cavity
a gland that secretes hormones into the blood
endocrine glands
in humans and in animals which bear live young, the prenatal period of development
gestation
chemicals produced by living things to control or stimulate specific internal processes; chemical messengers
hormones
the tissues fluid that fills the spaces between cells and tissues
interstitial fluid
the material surrounding the cells within a tissue
matrix
in humans and placental mammals, the structure in the wall of the uterus by means of which the developing offspring receives nourishment and eliminates wastes
placenta
the body cavity which contains the spinal cord
spinal cavity
in humans and placental animals, the bundle of blood vessels that attaches the baby to the mother's placenta
umbilical cord
the body cavity which contains the heart and lungs
thoracic cavity
a group of similar cells which work together to accomplish the task of an organ
tissue
in mammals and man, the muscular organ of the female reproductive system in which the young are nourished until birth; also called the womb
uterus
any of the 180 or so organs once assumed by evolutionists to be useless traces of man's supposed evolutionary past
vestigial organ
pertaining to the soft, internal
visceral organs