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life functions

jobs of your body

TermDefinition
Growth the process of increasing in physical size
biology the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution
metabolism the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life
life the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death
aerobic relating to, involving, or requiring free oxygen
organism an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form
anaerobic relating to, involving, or requiring an absence of free oxygen
life processes Life processes are the series of actions that are essential to determine if an animal is alive. Living things have seven essential processes in common: movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion and nutrition.
sexual In human sexuality, a sex life is a sector of a person's day-to-day existence which may involve sexual activity or represent the absence of sexual activity
reproduction the action or process of making a copy of something
respiration the action of breathing
regulation a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority
nutrition the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
excretion (in living organisms and cells) the process of eliminating or expelling waste matter.
transport take or carry (people or goods) from one place to another by means of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship.
synthesis the combination of ideas to form a theory or system
assimilation to bring into conformity with the customs, attitudes, etc., of a group, nation, or the like; adapt or adjust: to assimilate the new immigrants. 3. Physiology. to convert (food) to substances suitable for incorporation into the body and its tissues
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