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21. Structure and Function of the Pituitary Gland in Cats
The pituitary gland, also referred to as the hypophysis, is a small, oval, reddish gland that is attached to the underside or base of the brain. It is an important link between the nervous system and endocrine system.
22. Structure and Function of the Respiratory Tract in Cats
The respiratory tract is a diverse system responsible for respiration, without which life would not be possible. Respiration is the term used to describe breathing.
23. Structure and Function of the Skeleton in Cats
The cat's skeleton has two significant differences. First, a cat's spine or backbone contains more bones that ours, and second, the cat lacks a clavicle or collarbone. The cat skeleton has an average of 250 bones.
24. Structure and Function of the Skin and Hair Coat in Cats
The skin and hair coat comprise the outer covering and the largest organ of the body. The skin and hair coat combine as the cat’s largest sensory organ, monitoring the environment and influencing body temperature.
25. Structure and Function of the Spleen in Cats
The spleen is an elongated organ located in the abdomen. Though not essential for life, the spleen serves very important functions related to the hemic (blood) system. The spleen filters the blood and contributes to the animal’s immune system capability.
26. Structure and Function of the Tail in Cats
The tail is the posterior elongated part of a cat that extends beyond the trunk or main part of the body. About 10 percent of a cat's bones are in the tail – up to 20 supple and articulated vertebrae depending on the species, breed and individual.
27. Structure and Function of the Thyroid Gland in Cats
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that produces thyroid hormones, which regulate the rate at which the body carries on its necessary functions. The thyroid hormone is very important for growth and the maintenance of a proper metabolism.
28. Structure and Function of the Tongue, Teeth and Mouth in Cats
The tongue is an elongated, mobile, muscular organ. The teeth are highly specialized structures for the procuring, cutting and crushing of food. The mouth is the entrance to the gastrointestinal tract.
29. Structure and Function of the Urinary Tract in Cats
The urinary tract is a system made up of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra. These organs work together to produce, transport, store and excrete urine.
30. Structure and Function of the Whiskers in Cats
Whiskers are extremely large hairs – more than twice as thick as ordinary hairs – and are identical to normal hair except for size. The roots are set three times deeper. Whiskers serve as delicate sense organs of touch.
 

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