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'A' for Anatomy
Can you pick the correct anatomical structures beginning with 'A' which match each description?
Updated Mar 9, 2014
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Human Anatomy by Group
Chamber in the heart which receives blood from the body or the lungs.
One of many muscular vessels which carry blood away from the heart.
Blind-ended tube connected to the caecum of the large intestine; commonly removed surgically due to inflammation.
________ tissue - body fat is made up of this type of connective tissue.
________ gland - located above each kidney. The cortex is divided into three zones which each produce different hormones.
The end of the gastrointestinal tract through which faecal matter is evacuated.
________ cartilage - forms part of the larynx to which the vocal cords are attached. Helps the movements of the vocal cords.
Largest vessel in the human body which carries oxygenated blood.
Area of the body directly beneath the joint where the arm connects to the torso; armpit.
One of millions of tiny sacs found in the lungs which expand on inhalation.
Long fibre of a nerve cell which conducts electrical impulses away from the cell body.
Joint which connects the leg to the foot.
Areas of nuclei found deep in the brain thought to have a role in emotional reactions and processing memories.
________ of Vater - duct that releases bile into the small intestine.
________ humour - jelly-like fluid found in the anterior chamber of the eyeball.
Pigmented area of skin around the nipple.
Common name for the incus, a tiny bone found within the ear.
The highest bone in the spine and neck found directly beneath the skull.
The second highest bone in the spine and neck. In many successful hangings, this is the bone which breaks, hitting the spinal cord and causing death.
A form of connective tissue found on the outside of vessels, organs and other structures.
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