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34 Cards in this Set

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What is Anatomy?
The study of structures and organs of the body.
What is Cardiac Tamponade?
If the pericardial sac rapidly fills with fluid, such as blood, the heart is no longer able to adequately fill and the signs and symptoms of shock result.
What is Cartilage?
Conective tissue found primarily in the joints that allows for movement.
The convergence of two bones in the body.
A fibrous tissue that attaches bones to cartilage.
What is the Axial Skeleton
The top of the axial skeleton is the skull, which consists of the cranium and the face.
What is the appendicular skeleton
The shoulder girdle attaches the upper extremity to the body and consists of the scapula posteriorly and the clavicle anteriorly.
What is the muscular system?
The body system composed of contractile tissue that allows for movement.
What is the circulatory system?
The body system composed of the heart, blood, and blood vessels that is responsible for the circulation of blood.
What is cardiac tamponade?
Is a condition where the heart pericardial sac fills with fluid such as blood, the heart is no longer able to adequately fill, giving the signs and symtons of shock.
What is the cardiac conduction system?
The pathway through which electrical impulses travel in the heart.
What is autonomic nervous system?
Control of the heart's rate and strength of contraction comes partially from teh brain.
What is the Integumentary system?
The body system comprised of the skin and its appendixes. Skin, Hair, Nails, sweat, and oil glands.
What is the Special sensory system?
The system consists of special nerve receptors that perceive light, sound, taste, odors, and sensations from the skin or areas outside of the body.
What is the endocrine system?
The body system comprosed of ductless glands that are responsible for hormone prodcution.
What is the immune system?
The body system that protects the body from foreign materials.
What is the reproductive system?
The body system responisble for sexual reproduction.
What is the Urinary system?
The body system responsible for the removal of waste products from the body in the form of urine.
What is the Gastrointestinal system?
The body system responsible for digestion.
What is the sympathetic nervous system?
division of the Autonomic nervous system - responsible for blood vessels, raising blood pressure and heart rate, feeling of nervousness in stress.
What is the para-sympathetic system?
works in opposite way, calms body. slowing the heart rate.
What is the Central Nervous System?
The portion of the nervous system comprised of the brain and spinal cord.
What is Connective Tissue?
Connective Tissue binds other types of tissue together. Types of connective tissue include bone, cartilage, and adipose (fat) tissue.
What is the Nervous System?
The body system that controls the body's functions. Is an extensive network of cells that conducts infromation that controls and coordinates all functions of body.
What is Oxygenation?
refers to the movement of carbon dioxide in and out of the lungs, Oxygenation is a seperate but somewhat related, process. For EX: a person may hperventilate, causing a decrease in the carbon dioxide level in the blood (respiratory alkalosis) but no change in the level of oxygen.
What is Peripheral Nervous System?
The portion of the nervous system comprised of cranial nerves, the spinal nerves, and the autonomic nervous system.
Physiology is the study of the functions and processes undertaken by the body.
Respiratory Acidosis?
The lack of blowing off carbon dioxide by the lungs and gas is then retained in the blood causing a build-up of acid.
Respiratory Alkalosis?
Too much blowing off of carbon dioxide by the lungs, causing the blood to turn more basic. Lack of carbon dioxide in the blood.
Respiratory System?
The body system that allows for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
What is the Skeletal System?
The framework of the body comprised of bones that allows for protection and movement of the body.
Two layers of skin - epidermis and dermis
White fibrous tissue that attaches muscles to bones.
Refers to the movement of carbon dioxide in and out of the lungs.