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11. Structure and Function of the Female Feline Reproductive Tract
The female feline reproductive tract consists of the female genital organs including paired ovaries and uterine tubes, the uterus, the vagina, vestibule, vulva, clitoris and mammary glands.
12. Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Cats
The gastrointestinal or GI tract is a diverse system responsible for processing and extracting nutrients from food, as well as passing waste material. It is here that food is broken apart, digested, and the nutrients absorbed into the body.
13. Structure and Function of the Immune System in Cats
The immune system is a complex network of specialized cells and organs designed to defend the body against bacteria, viruses, toxins and parasites that normally invade the cat's body.
14. Structure and Function of the Joints and Ligaments in Cats
A joint is an articulation, the junction between two or more bones of the skeleton. Some joints have no movement, some allow only slight movement, and some are freely moveable.
15. Structure and Function of the Liver in Cats
The liver, a very complex and hard working structure, is the largest organ in the body. The liver filters the blood and has hundreds of other functions, most of which are necessary to life and are not done elsewhere in the body.
16. Structure and Function of the Lymphatic System in Cats
The lymphatic system is a complex and vital system dispersed throughout the body. The lymphatic system is made up of small glands called lymph nodes, which are connected to each other by a series of vessels called lymphatics.
17. Structure and Function of the Male Feline Reproductive Tract
The reproductive tract of the tom cat consists of the penis, two testicles, the scrotum, the prostate gland, two bulbourethral glands (Cowper's glands), the epididymis, the ductus deferens, the spermatic cords and the urethra.
18. Structure and Function of the Mammary System in Cats
The mammary system is comprised of the mammary glands or breasts and is present in all mammals. In males, mammary glands exist in a rudimentary state.
19. Structure and Function of the Muscular System in Cats
The cat possesses a highly evolved muscle system that is capable of producing swift and agile movements. The muscle systems of a cat enable it to catch prey and escape from potential threats.
20. Structure and Function of the Pancreas in Cats
The pancreas serves two main functions. First, it produces and stores enzymes and fluids that help digestion. Secondly, the pancreas produces and secretes hormones that are very important in the regulation of blood sugar.

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