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abduction
movement away from the midline of the body
actin
the contractile protein that makes up thin myofilaments in muscle fibers
adduction
movement toward the midline of the bodyu
afferent
conveying impulses from the body toward the brain or spinal cord
afferent arteriole
a blood vessel in the kidney that breaks up into the glomereulus
allogenic transplant
a transplant involving tissue from another person (who is not a twin of the person receiving the transplant)
alveoli
small hollows or cavities; more specifically, air sacs in the lings
aphiarthrotic joint
a slightly movable joint that does not contain a joint cavity
anatomical position
a position of the body universally used in anatomical descriptuins in which the body is erect, facing the observer, with the head level and eyes facing forward, feet on the floor, facing forward
anatomy
the structure or the study of the structure or the body and the realtion of the bady's part to one another