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Science that studies the structure of the human body, as well as the relationships between the various organs that comprise it.
Formed of the mouth, digestive tract and appended glands, it converts ingested food so that it can be assimilated by the organism.
Eliminates the organism’s waste through secretion and evacuation of urine; it also regulates the quantity of water and salt in the body.
Female milk-secreting glandular organ; it develops at puberty and increases in size during pregnancy.
Contractile organs made of fibers allowing the body to move and maintain its posture; the human body has over 600 muscles.
All the articulated bones (about 200), of varying sizes and shapes, forming the frame of the body, supporting the muscles and protecting the vital organs.
structure of a long bone
parts of a long bone
types of synovial joints
types of bones
lateral view of skull
Hard organs implanted in maxillae and used for masticating food; a child usually has 20 and an adult 32 (16 per jaw).
cross section of a molar
Propelled by the contractions of the heart, blood travels through the blood vessels of the body bringing oxygen and nutrients and removing waste.
principal veins and arteries
schema of circulation
composition of the blood
It causes gaseous exchanges to take place in the lungs by ensuring that oxygen is carried to the blood through inspiration, and carbon dioxide is eliminated from the blood through expiration.
It directs the movements of the organs and muscles, interprets sensory messages coming from the body and ensures psychic activity.
peripheral nervous system
central nervous system
structure of the spinal cord
chain of neurons
male reproductive organs
The male genitalia ensure reproduction; they produce spermatozoa and eject them into the female genital tract during copulation.
female reproductive organs
Mainly internal, they enable fertilization of the egg by the spermatozoon and the development of the embryo and fetus.
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