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Basic A&P

Basic Anatomy and Phsiology

Anatomy Study of the structure of the body
Physiology Study of how the body works
Cells smallest functioning unit
Tissue Group of cells that form a special function
Epithelial tissue flat cells cover and line body surface
Connective tissue blood, bone, cartilage, adipose cells that support and connect tissues and organs
Muscle tissue long cells that provide movement of the body
Nerve tissue cells that transmit electrical impulses to regulate body funtions
Organs structures formed by a combination of different types of tissues
Body System group of organs functioning together for a common purpose
Integumentary System skin, hair, nails, glands * Protects against harmful pathogens and chemicals and regulates temperature
Skeletal System bones, ligaments, joints, cartilage * Supports and protects internal organs, stores minerals, and is the location of blood cell formation
Muscular System muscles and tendons * skeletal movement and heat production
Nervous System brain, spinal cord, nerves * recognizes and interprets sensory stimuli and regulates responses to stimuli by coordinating other body systems
Respiratory System nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs * exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air and circulating blood
Digestive System mouth, pharxy, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum * breaks down food to usable molecules to be absorbed by the body and eliminates waste products
Urinary System kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra *removes waste products and regulates water and salt balance
Endocrine System thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland, pancreas, pituitary gland, ovaries, testes, thymus, pineal gland
Created by: erbarnes