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patho chap 1 terms

TermDefinition
anabolism building up of simple compounds into more complex substances
catabolism the breakdown of complex substances into simpler ones
anatomy study of body structure
pathology study of disease
physiology study of body function
system group of organs functioning together for the same general purpose
tissue group of similar cells that performs a specific function
organ body part containing two or more tissue functioning together for specific purposes
negative feedback keeps body conditions within a normal range by reversing any upward or downward shift
metabolism all the physical and chemical processes by which an organism is maintained
homeostasis bodys maintenance of internal balance or the steady state (sameness) within an organism
intracellular fluid fluid within the cells
extracellular fluid fluid outside of the cells that bathes the cells; carries nutrients to and from the cells, and transports into and out of the cells
disease abnormal state in which part or all of the body does not function properly
cell basic unit of life
anatomic position subject is standing upright with face front, arms at the sides with palms forward, and feet parallel
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