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1.  What is the muscular tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach by piercing the diaphragm?
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2.  Which of the following are the superior hollow heart chambers?
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B.
C.
D.
3.  Muscle cell that contains bands of red and white material, causing it to appear striated
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B.
C.
4.  Which valve lies between the left ventricle and the aorta?
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B.
C.
D.
5.  Which portion of the colon continues from the cecum up the lower right abdomen?
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B.
C.
D.
6.  Receives blood from the right atrium
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B.
C.
D.
7.  The oral cavity includes which of the following groups?
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B.
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D.
8.  What percentage of blood is plasma?
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B.
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D.
9.  Circular movemnt created when a bone moves around its own central axis is called... 
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D.
10.  Muscle cell that is spindle shaped (pointed at both ends)
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B.
C.
11.  Muscle cell that contain intercalated disks between each muscle cell
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B.
C.
12.  Which are pouch-like structures in the skin from which hair grows?
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B.
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D.
13.  Muscle cell that contains one oval-shaped nucleus
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B.
C.
14.  One of the functions of the skeletal system is to restore vital minerals. 
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B.
15.  Which of the following best describes a muscular ring used to regulate movement of materials from one compartment of the gastrointestinal tract to another?
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B.
C.
D.
16.  Medial or inward rotation of the forearm is called... 
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B.
C.
D.
17.  Small, round bones embedded in tendons are classified as which of the following categories?
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B.
C.
D.
18.  Which of the following is the thick myofilament?
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B.
C.
D.
19.  Where are blood cells formed primarily?
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B.
C.
D.
20.  Spongy bone is found in the center of long bones, typically filled with red and yellow bone marrow.
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B.
21.  Which cells produce mocus?
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B.
C.
D.
22.  Which ABO blood type is called the universal donor?
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B.
C.
D.
23.  The plane that divides the body into anterior and posterior halves is the...
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B.
C.
D.
24.  What is a synonym for windpipe?
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B.
C.
D.
25.  The hollow space within the center of the diaphysis is...
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C.
D.
26.  Which of the following systems of canals connects to Haversian canals and runs horizontally through bone?
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B.
C.
D.
27.  Contains the thickest heart wall
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B.
C.
D.
28.  Respiration in which carbon dioxide diffuses from the blood across the alveolar walls into the air inside the alveoli which will then be exhaled
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B.
29.  Muscle cell that consumes very little energy
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B.
C.
30.  The two girdles in the axial skeleton are the shoulder girdle and the pelvic girdle. 
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B.
31.  Collagen and elastin are found in which layer of skin?
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B.
C.
D.
32.  Muscle cell which its many nuclei are located near the periphery of the cell
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B.
C.
33.  Respiration that is also referred to as tissue respiration
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B.
34.  Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of blood?
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B.
C.
D.
35.  Which are the two ends of a sarcomere?
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B.
C.
D.
36.  Hip and shoulder joints are examples of synovial joints that offer the greates range of motion and are commonly know as...
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B.
C.
D.
37.  Which of the following quadrants contains the liver?
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B.
C.
D.
38.  Which of the following cells gives color to the skin and serves to decrease the amount of ultraviolet light that can penetrate into deeper layers of the skin?
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B.
C.
D.
39.  Which of the following is referred to as the guardian of the airways?
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B.
C.
D.
40.  What is the process of eliminating indigestible or unabsorbed material from the body?
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B.
C.
D.
41.  Respiration in which gas exchange between the blood and the air in the alveoli take place
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B.
42.  Respiration that is also referred to as pulmonary respiration 
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B.
43.  Pumps blood into the aorta
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B.
C.
D.
44.  When oriented away from the midline of the body, we refer to it as...
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B.
C.
D.
45.  Muscle cell that forms the walls of hollow organs and tubes, such as the stomach, bladder, uterus, and blood vessels.
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B.
C.
46.  Receives blood from the pulmonary veins
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B.
C.
D.
47.  The fibrous membrane covering bone that is the bone's life support system is called the intraosteum.
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B.
48.  Which of the following is the thin myofilament?
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B.
C.
D.
49.  What is found at the junction between the esophagus and stomach?
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B.
C.
D.
50.  The Greek root derm- means... 
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D.
51.  Which is a skeletal muscle's contractile unit?
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B.
C.
D.
52.  Respiration that occurs in the lungs 
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B.
53.  Which of the following is the term used to describe the opposing muscle that relaxes and stretches or eccentrically contracts to allow the actions of the agonists to occur?
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B.
C.
D.
54.  Muscle cell shaped like "Y" of "H"
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B.
C.
55.  What is the fundamental unit of all living organisms?
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B.
C.
D.
56.  Muscle cell that is multinucleated
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B.
C.
57.  Which of the following is the process by which products of digestion move into the bloodstream or lymph vessels, then into the body's cells?
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B.
C.
D.
58.  Which ABO blood type is called the universal recipient?
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B.
C.
D.
59.  Which of the following best describes the amount of blood ejected from the left ventricle during each contraction?
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B.
C.
D.
60.  Delivers blood to the right ventricle
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B.
C.
D.
61.  Which layer is known as the true skin?
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B.
C.
D.
62.  Which of the following is a J-shaped organ bound at bond ends by sphincters?
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B.
C.
D.
63.  What is a ball-like, masticated lump of food once swallowed?
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B.
C.
D.
64.  What is the long cylindrical shaft of the bone?
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D.
65.  Which of the following is the left atrioventricular valve, also called the mitral valve?
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B.
C.
D.
66.  Which receptors are often called the "cold receptors"?
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B.
C.
D.
67.  The sarcoplasmic reticulum stores and releases which ion?
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C.
D.
68.  What is the theory that explains how filaments within the sarcomere slide past each other in order to create a change in muscle length?
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D.
69.  What is the process of orally taking materials into the body such as food, liquids, and oral medications?
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C.
D.
70.  What are the main organs of respiration?
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B.
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D.
71.  Olfaction refers to which sense?
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D.
72.  Which is the first section of the small intestines?
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D.
73.  Which of the following represents a normal blood pressure reading for adults?
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D.
74.  Which is the only artery that transports deoxygenated blood?
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D.
75.  Which of the following is in the proper order from least complex to most complex?
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D.
76.  What is the port of entry for air as well as the beginning of the air conduction pathway?
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B.
C.
D.
77.  What is another term used to describe the subcutaneous layer?
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B.
C.
D.
78.  What are the two ends of a long bone?
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B.
C.
D.
79.  Receives blood from all parts of the body except the lungs 
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B.
C.
D.
80.  Respiration in which oxygen diffuses from the air inside the alveoli across the alveolar walls into the blood capillaries
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B.
81.  Respiration that occurs between blood and body tissues
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B.
82.  Respiration in which carbon dioxide diffuses from the cells into the bloodstream
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B.
83.  The skeletal system is composed of bones, cartilage, ligaments and joints.
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B.
84.  The shape of this muscle cell allows them to fit together and create the spherical shape of a hollow organ
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B.
C.
85.  What is suspended from the inferior portion os the cecum?
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B.
C.
D.
86.  Respiration in which oxygen diffuses from the blood into the cells
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B.
87.  Minute vascular canals running longitudinally down the bone are the...
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B.
C.
D.
88.  Muscle cell that is also known as voluntary muscle or striated
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B.
C.
89.  What is the acronym used to denote the number of ventricular contractions per minute?
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B.
C.
D.
90.  Movements that mix and propel food through the alimentary canal are called...
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B.
C.
D.
91.  The two regions of the skeleton are the axial and the appendicular skeleton. 
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B.
92.  Also referred to as visceral muscle
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B.
C.
93.  The plane that divides the body into superior and inferior halves is the... 
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B.
C.
D.
94.  Pumps blood through the pulmonary trunk and into the pulmonary arteries
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B.
C.
D.
95.  What is a synonym for the word chewing?
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B.
C.
D.
96.  Freely movable joins are classified as...
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B.
C.
D.
97.  Where are the vocal cords located?
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B.
C.
D.
98.  If you were to assume the anatomical position, you would do which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
99.  Which layer of skin contains blood vessels, many nerve receptors, hair follicles, and skin glands?
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B.
C.
D.
100.  Muscle cell located in the heart wall
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B.
C.
101.  Which is the fascial covering of the entire muscle?
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B.
C.
D.
102.  Which of the following are tiny sacs attached to alveolar ducts?
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B.
C.
D.
103.  Muscle cell that is cigar shaped
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B.
C.
104.  Flexion of the foot dorsally so that the toes are moving toward the shin is called...
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B.
C.
D.
105.  What is a meeting place for bones at which joint movement occurs?
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B.
C.
D.
106.  What is a synonym for throat?
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B.
C.
D.
107.  Which of the following is the main muscle of respiration?
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B.
C.
D.
108.  ________ describes the armpit region. Blank is... 
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B.
C.
D.
109.  The bones of the skull, thorax, and vertebral column and the hyoid bone comprise the appendicular skeleton.
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B.
110.  The intercartilaginous ligament is a tough membrane that interconnects select bones, attaching to their periosteum.
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B.
111.  Muscle cell adapted for long, sustained contractions
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B.
C.
112.  Elevation of the medial edge of the foot so that the sole is turned inward (or medially) is called...
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B.
C.
D.
113.  Delivers blood into the left ventricle
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B.
C.
D.
114.  Which skin region is relatively avascular?
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B.
C.
D.
115.  Receives blood from the superior and inferior vena canae and the coronary sinus
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B.
C.
D.
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