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Human Body Vocab

Tissue A group of cells with the same function (ex. Muscle tissue)
Calorie A unit used to express the amount of energy in food
Control & Coordinate Allows the body to respond to stimuli (a function of the nervous system)
Digestive Breaks down foods for absorption into the blood
Endocrine Produces hormones
Muscular Aids in locomotion
Skeletal Protects and supports the body
Excretory Produces and excretes waste products
Circulatory Transports nutrients, hormones, wastes, etc.
Chemical Digestion Use of enzymes to break down food
Reproduction Creating offspring
Locomotion Movement
Regulation Maintaining an internal stable environment
Absorption Taking in nutrients through a membrane
Gas Exchange In the lungs, you take in oxygen (a gas) and release carbon dioxide (a gas)
Cellular Respiration Combining oxygen and glucose to produce energy
Nutrient Substances in food that help a body function
Enzyme Chemicals used to digest food
Protein Found in food (broken down in the digestive system)
Hormone Produced by the human body to maintain regulation/homeostasis
Transport To transfer around the body (like the circulatory system does for nutrients)
Infectious Disease Caused by microorganisms (such as strep throat)
Respiratory Exchange of gases
Cell A microscopic structure that is made of organelles
Organ A group of tissues (such as the heart)
Organ System A group of organs (such as the circulatory system)
Organism A group of organ systems (such as you)
Mechanical Digestion Chewing and tearing apart food – physical breakdown
Nervous Controls and coordinates body activities
Created by: rhk9