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11. Structure and Function of the Ear in Cats
The ears are the paired receptor organs designed for the special senses of hearing and balance. Each ear is divided anatomically and functionally into regions called the external (outside) ear, the middle ear and the inner ear.
12. Structure and Function of the Endocrine System in Cats
The endocrine system coordinates and controls many of the body’s functions. It is composed of a group of glands that maintain a stable internal environment by producing chemicals called hormones.
13. Structure and Function of the Eye in Cats
The eyes are the receptors for the special sense of sight. The ability to see is dependent on the actions of several structures in and around the eyeball including the cornea, the lens, the retina and the vitreous.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.

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