Flashcards - GRE Biology: The Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory, and Musculoskeletal Systems

Flashcards - GRE Biology: The Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory, and Musculoskeletal Systems
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gills
A gill is a respiratory organ found in many aquatic organisms that extracts dissolved oxygen from water and excretes carbon dioxide
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veins
Veins are blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart
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aorta
The aorta is the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries
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aorta
The aorta is the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries
veins
Veins are blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart
gills
A gill is a respiratory organ found in many aquatic organisms that extracts dissolved oxygen from water and excretes carbon dioxide
larynx
The larynx /ˈlærɪŋks/ , commonly called the voice box, is an organ in the neck of tetrapods involved in breathing, sound production, and protecting the trachea against food aspiration
pepsin
Pepsin is an enzyme that breaks down proteins into smaller peptides
fats
Fat is one of the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrate and protein
zymogens
A zymogen , also called a proenzyme , is an inactive precursor of an enzyme

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