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MMS Pearson HB

Human Body introduction

TermDefinition
cell basic unit of life
tissue group of similar cells that perform the same function
muscle tissue tissues that contract and shorten that help movement in your body
nervous tissue tissue that carries electrical messages between the brain and other parts of the body
connective tissue tissue that provides support and connects all body parts
epithelial tissue tissue that covers the surface of your body
organ a structure that is made of different kinds of tissue
organ system a group of organs working together
joint place where two bones come together
absorption molecules diffusing into the bloodstream
gland organs that release chemical signals into the blood
stimulus a signal in the environment that makes you react
response the reaction to the stimulus
hormone chemicals that affect body processes
homeostasis the condition in which an organism's internal environment is kept stable
stress the reaction of your body to possibly threatening, challenging, or uncomfortable events
respiration burning food with oxygen to release energy
diffusion the movement of molecules from where there are many to where there are few
tendon connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone
ligament connective tissue that attaches bone to bone
alveoli sac like tissues in the lungs that allow absorption of oxygen
villi finger like tissues in the small intestion that allow absorption of food
Created by: neumeist