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Bio Standard B.10(A)

describe the interactions that occur among systems that perform the functions...

Interactions mutual or reciprocal action or influence
Systems [body] a group of body organs that together perform one or more vital functions
Regulation the process of redistributing material (as in an embryo) to restore a damaged or lost part independent of new tissue growth
Nutrient absorption Digested molecules of food, as well as water and minerals from the diet, are absorbed from the cavity of the upper small intestine.
Reproduction the process that produces babies, young animals, or new plants
Defense means or method of defending or protecting oneself, one's team, or another
Reflex response an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Nerve impulse A wave of physical and chemical excitation along a nerve fiber in response to a stimulus, accompanied by a transient change in electric potential in the membrane of the fiber.
Sensory neuron a nerve cell that conducts impulses from the periphery of the body to the central nervous system.
Motor neuron A neuron that conveys impulses from the central nervous system to a muscle, gland, or other effector tissue.
Response organism's reaction to a stimulus.
Pathogen agent, such as a bacterium, virus, protozoan, or fungus, that causes infectious disease.
Pathogenic Capable of causing disease.
Digestive tract The mucous membrane-lined tube of the digestive system through which food passes, in which digestion takes place, and from which wastes are eliminated. It extends from the mouth to the anus and includes the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
Microorganism An organism or infectious agent of microscopic or submicroscopic size, especially a bacterium or protozoan.
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