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A triangular shaped bone also known as the 'shoulder blade' which connects the collar bone to the humerus in the upper arm.
Pubic ________ - a midline joint which connects the two halves of the pelvis together on the front. It lies above the external genitalia and the bladder usually lies behind it.
One of the three bones in the ear which is shaped like a stirrup. It is the smallest bone in the human body.
The breastbone, made up of the manubrium, the body and the xiphoid process. Ribs attach on either side via cartilage.
Also known as the backbone, it is made up of 24 vertebrae excluding 9 fused vertebrae at the base. Within it, the spinal cord sits protected.
The white, outer layer of the the eyeball.
________ fluid - a substance found within certain joints to reduce friction between the moving cartilage and to act as a shock absorber.
Organ located at the base of the oesophagus in which swallowed matter is partly digested by acids and enzymes.
Abdominal organ of the lymphatic system which destroys older red blood cells and produces certain white blood cells.
________ colon - final S-shaped portion of the large intestine which connects the descending colon to the rectum.
Found near the base of the vertebral column and made up of five fused bones, it forms the back of the pelvic cavity.
Flat muscle on the back of the lower leg which makes up part of the calves.
________ nerve - broad structure which begins in the lower back, runs through the pelvis and down the lower leg to innervate skin and many muscles.
The immobile joint between two bones such as those found between the skull bones.
Soft superficial organ which covers the human body. It is made of layers within which hair follicles, glands and blood vessels lie.
A circular muscle that can contract to close a bodily opening. They are found in the oesophagus, the stomach and the anus amongst others.
Containing the testicles in males, the main function is to maintain a slightly lower temperature to that of the rest of the body so as not to damage sperm.
Cavity within an organ or tissue. More commonly used relating to those in the facial bones, particularly around the eyes and nose.
A groove or fissure on the surface of the brain.
Nerve cell structures which allow chemical or electrical messages to be conveyed to another cell or target structure across a gap.
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