Glossary of Health Knowledge Bowl - Academic Foundations - Set Nine
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- What disease can be caused by a parasite sometimes found in pork?
- What type of diet should help reduce edema?
- low sodium
- Name the mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the uterus.
- What is the progressive wavelike movement that occurs involuntarily in the walls of the gastrointestinal tract called?
- What is the tough connective tissue membrane that covers the bone called?
- What are the coverings of the brain and spinal cord called?
- What is the liquid part of the blood known as?
- Blood in the right ventricle is kept from being pumped back into the
atrium by the action of what structure?
- tricuspid valve
- What stimulates the initiation of the heart beat?
- sinoatrial node
- The coronary arteries branch off what blood vessel?
- ascending aorta (Be specific, only correct answer)
- Name the lymphatic organ that plays a key role in immunity and becomes adipose tissue later in life?
- Where is the Circle of Willis located?
- in the brain
- Name a glandlike structure in the brain that is shaped like a pine cone, located in a pocket near the corpus callosum. The exact function of the gland is unknown.
- pineal body
- What nerve is known as the pneumogastric or 10th cranial nerve, has both motor and sensory functions and a wider distribution than any of the other cranial nerves?
- What blood vessels generally carry blood low in oxygen content?
- veins (must be plural)
- What are the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder called?
- ureters (must be plural)
- Iron is a necessary component of what part of red blood cells?
- How many glasses of liquid should be consumed daily by an adult?
- six to eight
- What are the 46 thread-like substances in the nucleus of a human cell which carry hereditary characteristics called?
- What are the basic structural units of nerve tissue called?
- What is the body system called that includes the hair, nails, and skin?
- What is another name for the excretory system?
- What is a localized dilation or balloon-like swelling that may occur as a result of weakness in the wall of an artery?
- What is the response of damaged tissues to injury which is characterized by swelling, redness, heat, and pain?
- How many ribs are there in the human body?
- 12 pairs
- Which of the endocrine glands produces hormones which regulate the growth of the body, especially the skeleton?
- What nutrient comprises about 58% of the body weight?
- What are protease, lipase and amylase examples of?
- What mineral is essential for regular heart rhythm and is found in meats, oranges, and bananas?
- Name the four fat soluble vitamins
- A, D, E, K (any order)
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