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Bladder

Definition noun, plural: bladders (1) (anatomy) A distensible membranous sac or organ that can hold liquid or gas (2)... Read More

Air bladder

Air bladder 1. (Science: anatomy) An air sac, sometimes double or variously lobed, in the visceral cavity of many fishes. It... Read More

Bile

Have you ever wondered how the fats from butter, cheesy burgers, and pizzas get digested in your body? Or have you heard of... Read More

Internal urethral sphincter

Definition noun The urethral sphincter made up of smooth muscle cells found at the inferior end of the urinary bladder and... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Courvoisiers law

Courvoisiers law This states that: in the presence of (obstructive)jaundice, if the gall Bladder is palpable, then the... Read More

Gallbladder

Definition noun A small, pear-shaped, muscular, hollow organ responsible for storing bile, and for creating insulin in the... Read More

Residual volume

Residual volume is a term that is most often seen in lung physiology where it is defined as the amount of air remaining in... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Urethra

Definition noun, plural: urethrae or urethras (anatomy) The tube extending from the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus,... Read More

Omnivore

Organisms need to eat food in order to gain energy and survive in the ecosystem. Often, living things are categorized by how... Read More

Peristalsis

What is Peristalsis? Peristalsis is the series of involuntary, wave-like muscle movements in the cylindrical, hollow tube... Read More

Gall

Gall 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by... Read More

Urination

Definition noun The process of voiding urine from the body to the outside Supplement Urination is the process whereby urine... Read More

Ganglion

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Micturition reflex

micturition reflex contraction of the walls of the bladder and relaxation of the trigone and urethral sphincter in response... Read More

Ureter

ureter The tube passing from each kidney to the bladder for the conveyance of urine. Its average length is 25 to 30... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Triploblastic

Triploblastic Definition A triploblastic animal had three main layers of tissue during embryonic development. The central... Read More

Fundus vesicae urinariae

Fundus vesicae urinariae --> fundus of urinary bladder The fundus is formed by the posterior wall which is somewhat... Read More

Urinary system

Definition noun The organ system concerned with the production and excretion of urine Supplement An organ system, (sometimes... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Paracystitis

paracystitis inflammation of the connective tissue and other structures about the urinary bladder. Origin: para-- G. Kystis,... Read More

External urethral sphincter

Definition noun The urethral sphincter associated with the discharge of urine in both males and females, and where semen is... Read More

Muscular system

Muscular System Definition What is the muscular system? The muscular system is a system that includes muscle cells and... Read More

Utricle

Definition noun (1) (anatomy) The part of the otolith organ found in the inner ear of vertebrates (2) (anatomy) The small... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More

Human Reproduction

Terminology and Concepts Primary reproductive organs are called gonads - testes in the male and ovaries in the female.... Read More

Vesicle

Definition noun, plural: vesicles (general) A small sac or cyst containing fluid or gas (cell biology) A bubble-like... Read More

Double-voided specimen

Double-voided specimen this refers to a urine specimen which is collected after first emptying the bladder and then waiting... Read More

Uvula vesicae

uvula vesicae --> uvula of bladder A slight projection into the cavity of the bladder, usually more prominent in old men,... Read More

Peritoneum

What is the Peritoneum? The term peritoneum refers to the serous membrane that constitutes the biologically active inner... Read More

Trigonum vesicae

trigonum vesicae --> trigone of bladder A triangular smooth area at the base of the bladder between the openings of the... Read More

Kidney

Definition noun, plural: kidneys (anatomy) Either of a pair of two bean-shaped organs located at the back of the abdominal... Read More

Epithelium

An epithelium is a type of animal tissue made up of densely packed cells (called epithelial cells) that rest on a basement... Read More

Focus

Definition noun, plural: foci (general) A central point (pathology) The central site in which a disease localizes or... Read More

Urine

Definition noun The animal excrement that forms in the kidneys as a by-product of metabolism Supplement Urine is a waste... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More

Air

Air 1. The Fluid which we Breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the Atmosphere. It is Invisible, inodourous, Insipid,... Read More