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chapter 11

the 3 types of muscles are cardiac smooth and skeletal
the 3 functions of skin protect body, maintains body temp. and eliminates liquid wastes
define homeostasis The condition in which an organism’s internal environment is kept stable in spite of changes in the external environment.
define osteoporosis A condition resulting from a loss of minerals in which the body’s bones become weak and break easily.
define absorbtion The process by which nutrient molecules pass through the wall of the digestive system into the blood
define joint A place in the body where two bones come together.
define ligament Strong connective tissue that holds bones together in movable joints.
define tendon Strong connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone.
4 joint and example of each ball and socket- shoulder hinge- elbow pivit- neck gliding- ankle
what is melanin a pigment that gives the skin its color
where do we obtain vitamin d sunlight
define cartalidge A connective tissue that is more flexible than bone and that protects the ends of bones and keeps them from rubbing together.
5 major functions of the skeleton 1. give structure and support 2. enables you to move 3. protects your organs 4. produces blood cells 5. stores minerals for future use
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