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AnatomyCH-1 Terms

Organization of the Human Body Terms

TermDefinition
Anabolism Metabolic building of simple compounds into more complex substances needed by the body
Anatomy Study of body structure
ATP Adenosine Triphosphate - Enery storing compound found in all cells
Catabolism Metabolic breakdown of substancs into simpler substances, includes digestion of food and the oxidation of nutrient molecules for energy.
Cell Basic unit of life
Dissect To cut apart or seperate tissues for study
Feedback Return of information into a system, so that it can be used regulate the system.
Gram Basic unit of weight in the metric system
Homeostasis State of balance within the body, maintenance of body conditions within set limits
Liter Basic unit of volume in the metric system
Metabolism All the physical and chemical processes by which an organism is maintained
Meter Basic unit of length
Organ Body part containing two or more tissues functioning together for specific purposes
Physiology Study of the funtioning of living organisims
System Group of Organs functioning together for the same general purposes
Tissue Group of simillar cells that perform a specialized function
Created by: RNstudent2013