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cells,tissue terms

cells,tissue & membrane medical terminology

the smallest structural unit of living matter capable of functioning independently cell
group of similar cells arranged w/intercellular substance between them specialized to perform a particular function tissue
surface layer of the cytoplasm of a cell cell membrane
the study of the structure,function,multiplication & pathology of cells cytology
the central structure of a cell enclosed in a membrane which is essential to cellular functions such as reproduction & protein synthesis nucleus
the living matter in all cells which is an organized complex of organic/inorganic substances which are too small for resolution w/an ordinary light microscope protoplasm
a membrane which allows some molecules to pass thru but not others semi-permeable membrane
a small cavity/space in cell protoplasm containing air/fluid vacuole
substances such as acid,bases & salts which in solution conduct an electrical current electrolytes
a relatively stable state of equilibrium homeostasis
particles move to equalize concentration throughout diffusion
particles move thru a filter/membrane that prevents passage of certain molecules filtration
solvent molecules pass thru a semi-permeable membrane to equalize concentration on each side osmosis
process of engulfing a solid particle by forming a pocket w/the cell membrane phagocytosis
process of engulfing a liquid particle by forming a pocket w/the cell membrane pinocytosis
acts as a barrier from heat,cold,water loss & bacterial invasion; aids in secretion/excretion epithelial tissue
protects,supports,transports & bonds the body together connective tissue
moves body by contraction/relaxation of pairs muscle tissue
conducts impulses thru out the body nerve tissue
strands of dna bearing the genes which carry the herditary characteristics chromosomes
Created by: clmcnees