Characteristics Of Fetal Pig

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Fetal Pig
External Features
Structure
Location
Colour
Texture
Function
Image
Anus
Just under the tail and after the rectum
Same colour as skin (light pink)
Valve-like and scrunched up; feels and looks like a sphincter
Valve-like muscle at lower end of rectum. The opening through which feces pass out of body

Scrotal Sac
In males, it is located just under the anus and bulges out from the skin
Same colour as skin (light pink)
Feels muscular/like skin
Contains the testes

Urogenital Opening
Found just under the umbilical cord
Same colour as skin (light pink)
N/A (it is a hole)
In females, opening to urogenital sinus and found ventral to the anal opening; in males, small hole just posterior to the base of the umbilical cord; where genitalia
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Juts out from the large intestine
Similar in colour to the large intestine (greenish)
Feels smooth with some ridges
A blind pouch which forms at the junction of the small and large intestine; homologous to appendix in the human

Excretory System
Structure
Location
Colour
Texture
Function
Image
Kidneys
Located at the back of the pig near the spine behind the digestive system organs
Pink
Smooth and squishy
Organ that removes urea, excess water, and other waste products from the blood and passes them to the ureter

Ureters
Travels from the kidney down and out to the urinary bladder
Pinkish
Thick and tube like
A pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder

Urinaray Bladder
Lies between the two umbilical arteries
Light pink
Flattened, saclike and squishy
Saclike organ in which urine is stored before being excreted

Adrenal Gland
Found on top of each kidney
Pinkish, but a bit lighter than the kidney
Squishy and muscular
One of a pair of endocrine glands (produces adrenaline) located atop each kidney, composed of an outer cortex and a central medulla

Circulatory System
Structure
Location
Colour
Texture
Function
Image
Aorta
Blood vessel flows from the top of the heart down or branches off on the upper portion into the left common carotid

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