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21. Structure and Function of the Pituitary Gland in Dogs
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 Dogs
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 Dogs
The skeleton is the framework of the body consisting of bones, which are hard rigid forms of connective tissue. A dog's skeleton is formed so the dog can run fast, hunt and chase.
24. Structure and Function of the Skin and Hair Coat in Dogs
The skin and hair coat comprise the outer covering the largest organ of the body. The skin and hair coat combine as the dog’s largest sensory organ, monitoring the environment and influencing body temperature.
25. Structure and Function of the Spleen in Dogs
The spleen is an elongated organ located in the abdomen. Though not essential for life, the spleen serves very important functions related to the blood system. The spleen filters the blood and contributes to the animal’s immune system capability.
26. Structure and Function of the Tail in Dogs
The canine tail consists of between six and 23 highly mobile vertebrae enclosed by muscles, making it capable of finely graded movements that lift the tail, move it from side to side, or draw it down toward the anus or between the hind legs.
27. Structure and Function of the Thyroid Gland in Dogs
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that produces thyroid hormones. These hormones 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 Dogs
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 Dogs
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 Dogs
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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