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Viscera

Viscera Definition In biology,  the word viscera refers to the large internal organs in the body cavity, especially in the... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... 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

Peritonism

Definition noun A condition marked by symptoms such as vomiting, pain, and shock associated with the inflammation of the... Read More

Abdominal cavity

Definition noun The body cavity of the human body (and other animal bodies) located below the thoracic cavity and above the... Read More

Splanchnic

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, relating to, near to, or describing the viscera or entrails;... 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

Receptor

receptor 1. A molecular structure within a cell or on the surface characterised by selective binding of a specific substance... 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

Cardiac muscle

Definition noun, plural: cardiac muscles (1) The heart muscle of the vertebrates (2) myocardium Supplement The muscles of... Read More

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity Definition Hypersensitivity is the exaggerated immune response to protect the human from foreign bodies... Read More

Peritoneum

Definition noun, plural: peritonea (anatomy) The serous membrane forming the lining of the abdominal cavity or... Read More

Carcass

Carcass The body of a dead animal; in reference to animals used for human food, the body after the hide, head, tail,... Read More

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie Poison By Patrick D. Hahn Accepted on September 4, 2007 Twenty... Read More

Afferent Nerve

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

Body cavity

Definition noun, plural: body cavities (1) Any space in the body of a multicellular organism, containing the viscera or... Read More

Parasympathetic nervous system

Definition noun A division of the (vertebrate) autonomic nervous system whose physiological effects are mostly in opposition... Read More

Pelvic cavity

Definition noun The part of the abdominopelvic cavity bounded by the bones of the pelvis, and which contains the internal... Read More

Interoceptors

Interoceptor One of the various forms of small sensory end organs (receptors) situated within the walls of the respiratory... Read More

Ventral body cavity

Definition noun The body cavity situated near the front of the human body, and consists of the thoracic cavity and... Read More

Hypothalamic theory

Definition noun A theory on emotion formulated by Walter Cannon in 1929 which states that the diencephalon, consisting of... Read More

Abdominal reflex

Definition noun, plural: abdominal reflexes Abdominal wall muscle contraction of the umbilicus toward the abdominal quadrant... Read More