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Flashcards - AP Biology: The Nervous, Immune, and Endocrine Systems

Flashcards - AP Biology: The Nervous, Immune, and Endocrine Systems
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brain stem
The brainstem is the posterior part of the brain, adjoining and structurally continuous with the spinal cord
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photoreceptors
A photoreceptor cell is a specialized type of neuron found in the retina that is capable of phototransduction
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autonomic nervous system
The autonomic nervous system is a division of the peripheral nervous system that influences the function of internal organs
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Type I diabetes
Diabetes mellitus type 1 is a form of diabetes mellitus in which not enough insulin is produced
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Type I diabetes
Diabetes mellitus type 1 is a form of diabetes mellitus in which not enough insulin is produced
autonomic nervous system
The autonomic nervous system is a division of the peripheral nervous system that influences the function of internal organs
photoreceptors
A photoreceptor cell is a specialized type of neuron found in the retina that is capable of phototransduction
brain stem
The brainstem is the posterior part of the brain, adjoining and structurally continuous with the spinal cord
olfactory bulbs
The olfactory bulb is a neural structure of the vertebrate forebrain involved in olfaction, or the sense of smell
antigen-presenting cells
An antigen-presenting cell or accessory cell is a cell that displays antigen complexed with major histocompatibility complexes on their surfaces; this process is known as antigen presentation
genetic reassortment
Reassortment is the mixing of the genetic material of a species into new combinations in different individuals
B-cells
B cells, also known as B lymphocytes, are a type of white blood cell of the lymphocyte subtype
Cytokines
Cytokines are a broad and loose category of small proteins that are important in cell signaling

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