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30 Cards in this Set

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muscles that separate the fingers
muscles at the base of each finger that draws the fingers together
constructive metabolism; the process of building up larger molecules from smaller ones
the study of the structure of the body that can be seen with the naked eye and what it is made up of; the science of the structure of organisms or of their parts
angular artery
artery that supplies blood to the side of the nose
anterior auricular artery
artery that supplies blood to the front part of the ear
tendon that connects the occipitalis and the frontalis
thick-walled muscular and flexible tubes that carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the capillaries throughout the body
one of the two upper chambers of the heart through which blood is pumped to the ventricles (plural: atria)
auricularis anterior
the muscle in front of the ear that draws the ear forward
auricularis posterior
the muscle behind the ear that draws the ear backward
auricularis superior
the muscle above the ear that draws the ear upward
auricolutemporal nerve
the nerve that affects the external ear and skin above the temple, up to the top of the skull
autonomic nervous system
the part of the nervous system that controls the involuntary muscles; regulates the action of the smooth muscles, glands, blood vessels and heart
the process, or extension, of a neuron by which impulses are sent away from the body of the cell
middle part of a muscle
muscle producing the contour of the front and inner side of the upper arm
nutritive fluid circulating through the circulatory system (heart, arteries, veins and capillaries) to supply oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues and to remove carbon dioxide and waste from them
blood vascular system
group of structures (heart, arteries, veins and capillaries) that distribute blood throughout the body
part of the centeral nervous system contained in the cranium; largest and most complex nerve tissue; controls sensation, muscles, glandular activity and the power to think and feel
buccal nerve
nerve that affects the muscles of the mouth
thin, flat muscle of the cheek between the upper and lower jaw that compresses the cheek and expels air between the lips
thin-walled blood vessels that connect the smaller arteries to the veins
cardiac muscle
the involuntary muscle that is the heart
the wrist; flexible joint composed of a group of eight small, irregular bones held together by ligaments
the part of metabolism that involves the breaking down of complex compounds within the cell into smaller ones, often resulting in the release of energy to perform functions such as muscular efforts, secretions or digestion
cell membrane
part of the cell that encloses the protoplasm and permits soluble substances to enter and leave the cell
basic unit of all living things; minute masses of protoplasm capable of performing all the fundamental functions of life
central nervous system
cerebrospinal nervous system; consists of the brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and cranial nerves
cervical cutaneous nerve
nerve located at the side of the neck that affects the front and sides of the neck as far down as the breastbone