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intro. to anatomy

Viceral Covers the organ
Parietal Lines a cavity
Tissue A group of cells that together perform a certain function
Visceral Pericardium Outer layer of the heart
Homeostasis The ability to maintain a stable internal environment
Physiology The study of the function of the body
Hypotonic Solution with a lower osmotic pressure than the solution being compaired to
Isotonic Solution with the same osmotic pressure to the solution being compaired to
Diffusion Movement of molecules from a higher concentration to a lower concentration
Atom Smallest unit of matter
Cations Positive ions, formed when atoms lose electrons
Anions Negative ions, formed when atoms gain electrons
Anatomy The study of the structure of the body
Elements Pure substances that contain identical atoms
Osmosis Movement of water through a selectively permeable membrane in response to a concentration grandient created by an impermeant solute
Hypertonic Solution that has a greater osmotic pressure than the solution being compaired to
Ions An atom that has gained or lost 1 or more electrons. They always have a charge.
Organelle Little organs, found in cells
Cellular Basic unit of structure and function in all living things
Organ Group of cells working together to perform a function
Organ System Group of organs working together to perform a function
Organism A living thing
Visceral Pleura Outer layer or lungs
Parietal Pleura Inner layer of plural cavity
Parietal Pericardium Sack that contains the heart
Visceral Peritoneum Outer layer of abdominal organs
Parietal Peritoneum Inner layer of abdominal wall
Serous Contained in body cavities
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