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CfE Higher 10-11

CfE Higher Vocab - Topic 10 (Env. Change) & Topic 11 (Survival)

TermDefinition
Extremophile An organism which is able to live in extreme conditions e.g. high temperature.
Migration A process which avoids metabolic adversity by expending energy to relocate to a more suitable environment.
Conformer An organism whose internal environment varies with it's surroundings.
Homeostasis The maintenance of the body's internal environment within tolerable limits.
Aestivation Dormancy in response to high temperature or drought.
Effectors Cells, muscles or glands which perform responses to stimuli.
Consequential An organism that becomes dormant as a result of adverse conditions shows this type of dormancy.
Regulators An organism whose internal environment remains fairly constant, despite changes in its external environment.
Hibernation An inactive state resembling deep sleep in which certain animals living in cold climates pass the winter.
Predictive An organism that becomes dormant before the arrival of adverse conditions shows this type of dormancy.
Innate Existing naturally rather than being learned through experience.
Dormancy A condition of biological rest or inactivity characterised by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes.
Thermoregulation The maintenance of a constant internal body temperature despite varying environmental temperature.
Torpor A period of reduced activity in organisms with high metabolic rates.
Alveoli The many tiny air sacs of the lungs which allow for rapid gas exchange.
Hypothalamus The location of the body's temperature monitoring area.
Created by: amymurney