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Search Results for: capillaries

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Lymph capillary

Definition noun, plural: lymphatic capillaries (anatomy) A minute, thin-walled vessel of the lymphatic system that is... 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

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Malaria : Plasmodium togetherness a strategy for breeding success

Malaria, which infects 600 million people in the world and leads annually to 2 million deaths, is the most widespread of... Read More

Lymphatic vessel

Definition noun, plural: lymphatic vessels (anatomy) A vessel that carries lymph and is responsible for the removal of... Read More

Pulmonary venule

Definition noun, plural: pulmonary venules The venule surrounding the alveolus of the lung and carries oxygen-rich... Read More

Cardiovascular system

Definition noun The organ system in which the blood is pumped through the heart and circulates throughout the body through... Read More

Single cycle circulation

Definition noun A type of blood circulation in which the system has only one circuit, with the blood being pumped through... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Blood vessel

Definition noun, plural: blood vessels Any of the vessels in cardiovascular system and functions by carrying blood... Read More

Glycerol

Definition noun glyc•er•ol, ˈglɪs əˌrɔl A sugar alcohol made up of two polyols derived from saponification of... Read More

Closed circulatory system

Definition noun A type of circulatory system where blood circulates within closed vessels, thus, blood is distinct from... Read More

Systemic venule

Definition noun, plural: systemic venules The venule that connects the capillary bed to the systemic vein to return the... 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

Lymphatic duct

Definition noun, plural: lymph ducts A lymphatic vessel that carries lymph and drain it into the subclavian... Read More

Hemocoel

Definition noun, plural: hemocoels The body cavity found in many invertebrates where the hemolymph circulates... Read More

Hemorrhagic exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate that is bloody because of the large component of red blood cells released from ruptured... Read More

Birthmark

Definition noun, plural: birthmarks A mark on the skin that is visible at birth or shortly after birth Supplement Birthmarks... Read More

Osteon

osteon A central canal containing blood capillaries and the concentric osseous lamellae around it occurring in compact... Read More

Papillary dermis

Definition noun The more superficial layer of the dermis that intertwines with the rete ridges of the epidermis, and is made... Read More

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More

Haemocoel

Definition noun, plural: haemocoels The body cavity in between organs whereby the hemolymph circulates through Supplement In... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Myoglobin

myoglobin (Science: physiology) protein (17.5 kD) found in red skeletal muscle. It was the first protein for which the... Read More

Greater circulation

Greater circulation --> systemic circulation The circulation of blood through the arteries, capillaries, and veins of the... Read More

Sugar

Definition noun plural: sugars sug·ar, ˈʃʊɡɚ (1) Any monosaccharide or disaccharide, used especially by organisms... Read More

Starch

Reviewed by: Todd Smith, PhD Starch Definition noun plural: starch, starches starch, stɑɹtʃ A... Read More

Dysentery

Definition noun A disorder marked by the inflammation of the intestines particularly the colon, and hemorrhagic... Read More

Arteriole

Arteriole (Science: anatomy) a minute artery, especially one that leads to a capillary. One of the small thin-walled... Read More

Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate Definition A biomolecule refers to any molecule that is produced by living organisms. As such, most of them... Read More

Glucose

Glucose occurs naturally and is ubiquitous. It is one of the three most common monosaccharides; the other two are fructose... Read More

Polysaccharide

Reviewed by: Todd Smith, PhD Polysaccharide Definition noun plural: polysaccharides pol·y·sac·cha·ride,... Read More

Brown adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: brown adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals that is brownish as opposed to... Read More

Adipocyte

Definition noun, plural: adipocytes A specialized connective tissue cell that stores fat (lipid); the predominant cell in... Read More

Sickle cell anaemia

Definition noun A hereditary blood disorder resulting in anaemia due to a mutation in the allele coding for the beta chain... Read More

Fahraeus-lindqvist effect

Fahraeus-lindqvist effect The decrease in apparent viscosity that occurs when a suspension, such as blood, is made to flow... Read More

Thoracic duct

Definition noun, plural: thoracic ducts The lymphatic duct through which lymph from most of the peripheral lymph nodes... Read More