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Body Organization

Human Body

homeostasis the maintenance of a stable internal environment in the body
tissue a group of similar cells that perform a common function
organ a collection of tissues that carry out a specialized function of the body
epithelial tissue covers and protects underlying tissue
digestive system breaks down the food you eat into nutrients that your body can absorb
skeletal system supports and protects the body and allows the body to move
osteoporosis a disease that causes bones to become less dense
compact bone rigid and dense bone that does not have any visible open spaces
spongy bone bone that has many open spaces and provides most of the strength and support
ball-and-socket joint a joint that allows for movement in all directions
strain an injury in which a muscle or tendon are overstretched or torn
resistance exercise working against the resistance of an object, strengthens skeletal muscles
aerobic exercise moderately intense activities, strengthens the heart and increases indurance
tendon connect your skeletal muscles to your bones
dermis the layer of skin below the epidermis
sweat glands produce a salty liquid that helps cool the skin
melanin absorbs ultraviolet light from the sun, determines hair and skin color
skin cancer damage to the genetic material in the skin
Created by: jaredjirz