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Sigma KEE - Organ
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A somewhat independent BodyPart that performs a specialized function. Note that this functional definition covers bodily systems, e.g. the digestive system or the central nervous system.
Parents body part A collection of Cells and Tissues which are localized to a specific area of an Organism and which are not pathological. The instances of this Class range from gross structures to small components of complex Organs.
Children bladderAn Organ that holds Urine produced by the Kidneys prior to Urination.
 breastThe paired Organs which are part of the chests of Primates.
 earThe Organ of Hearing.
 eyeThe Organ of sight.
 eye irisThe iris is a thin, circular structure in the Eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the Pupils.
 flowerThe reproductive organ of FloweringPlants.
 gallbladderIn vertebrates, the gallbladder, also known as the cholecyst, is a small hollow organ where Bile is stored and concentrated before it is released into the SmallIntestine. In humans, the pear-shaped gallbladder lies beneath the Liver, although the structure and position of the gallbladder can vary significantly among animal species. It receives and stores bile, produced by the liver, via the common hepatic duct, and releases it via the common bile duct into the duodenum, where the bile helps in the digestion of fats. [from Wikipedia]
 glandAn Organ that removes Substances from the Blood,alters them in some way, and then releases them.
 nervous systemA system in Vertebrates that is made up of the Brain, the spinal cord, nerves, etc.
 noseThe Organ of Smelling.
 pancreasThe pancreas is an organ of the digestive system and endocrine system of vertebrates. In humans, it is located in the abdomen behind the stomach and functions as a gland. The pancreas is a mixed or heterocrine gland, i.e. it has both an endocrine and a digestive exocrine function. 99% part of pancreas is exocrine and 1% part is endocrine. As an endocrine gland, it functions mostly to regulate Blood sugar levels, secreting the hormones insulin, glucagon, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide. As a part of the digestive system, it functions as an exocrine gland secreting pancreatic juice into the duodenum through the pancreatic duct. This juice contains bicarbonate, which neutralizes acid entering the duodenum from the stomach; and digestive enzymes, which break down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in food entering the duodenum from the stomach.[from Wikipedia
 plant areoleIn botany, PlantAreoles are bumps on Cactus from which clusters of spines grow.
 plant leafAn Organ of Plants whose main purpose is photosynthesis.
 plant rootAn Organ of Plants whose main purpose is twofold, viz. to absorb Nutrient and Water; and to anchor the Plant in place.
 plant spinose structureA PlantSpinoseStructure is either a thorn, a spine or a prinkle. They are rigid parts of a Plant with sharp ends.
 plant stemThe structural part of Plants above the PlantRoot. It support and elevate the PlantLeaf, Flowers and Fruits, as well as to Transfer fluid between them and the roots.
 rectumThe rectum is part of the GastroIntestinalTract, which is the path that Food takes from the Mouth to the Anus.
 retinaA membrane that covers the Eye and converts the image formed by the lens of the Eye into neurochemical impulses which can be processed by the Brain.
 spinal columnA flexible column made out of bones called vertebrae. The main function of the SpinalColumn is to protect the spinal cord.
 spinal cordA cord of nerves that carries impulses to and from the Brain. It is contained within the SpinalColumn.
 spleenAn Organ on the left side of the body that produces Cells that play a crucial role in immune response.
 stomachA muscular sac that is the principal organ of digestion.
 vital organAn Organ of the body, without which, even for a short time, life is not possible, at least without some immediate artificial organ (such as a heart-lung machine) that can temporarily handle the same functions.
 vocal cordsThe vocal cords, are composed of two folds of mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the larynx. They vibrate, modulating the flow of air being expelled from the lungs during Vocalizing.

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