chapter 4-7

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chapter 4-7
2010-05-22 23:28:06

vocab words
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  1. trachea
    the windpipe; the main trunk for air passing to and from the lungs
  2. trendelenburg's position
    the position in which the body is supine with the head lower than the feet
  3. triceps
    the muscle in the back of the upper arm
  4. ulna
    the inner bone of the forearm, on the side opposite the thumb
  5. ulnar artery
    one of the major arteries of the forearm; it can be palpated at the wrist on the ulnar side (at the base of the fifth finger)
  6. ureter
    a small, hollow tube that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder
  7. urethra
    the canal that conveys urine from the bladder to outside the body
  8. urinary bladder
    a sac behind the pubic symphysis made of smooth muscle that collects and stores urine
  9. urinary system
    the organs that control the discharge of certain waste materials filtered from the blood and excreted as urine
  10. vagina
    a muscular distensible tube that connects the uterus with the vulva (the external female genitalia); also called the birth canal
  11. vasa diferentia
    the spermatic duct of the testicles; also called vas deferens
  12. ventral
    the anterior surface of the body
  13. ventricle
    lower chamber of the heart
  14. vertebra
  15. vertabrae
    the 33 bones that make up the spinal column
  16. voluntary muscle
    muscle that is under direct voluntary control of the brain and can be contracted or relaxed at will; skeletal, or striated muscle
  17. white blood cells
    blood cells that play a role in the body's immune defense mechanisms against infection; also called leukocytes
  18. xiphoid process
    the narrow, cartilaginous lower tip of the sternum
  19. zygomas
    the quadrangular bones of the cheek, articulating with the frontal bone, the maxillae, the zygomatic processes of the temporal bone, and the great wings of the sphenoid bone