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Flashcards - Overview of the Human Body

Flashcards - Overview of the Human Body
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thoracic duct
In human anatomy, the thoracic duct is the largest lymphatic vessel of the lymphatic system
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lymphatic capillaries
Lymph capillaries or lymphatic capillaries are tiny, thin-walled vessels located in the spaces between cells which serve to drain and process extra-cellular fluid
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heart attack
Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction , commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle
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coronary heart disease
Coronary artery disease , also known as ischemic heart disease , is a group of diseases that includes: stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death
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coronary heart disease
Coronary artery disease , also known as ischemic heart disease , is a group of diseases that includes: stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death
heart attack
Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction , commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle
lymphatic capillaries
Lymph capillaries or lymphatic capillaries are tiny, thin-walled vessels located in the spaces between cells which serve to drain and process extra-cellular fluid
thoracic duct
In human anatomy, the thoracic duct is the largest lymphatic vessel of the lymphatic system
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
ureter
In human anatomy, the ureters are tubes made of smooth muscle fibers that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder
vagina
The vagina is a muscular and tubular part of the female genital tract, which in humans extends from the vulva to the cervix

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