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Life Functions

Jobs of our body

TermDefinition
Biology The study of living organisms.
Metablolism Rrocesses that occur in a living organism in order to stay alive.
Life Existence of an individual human being or animal.
Aerobic Relating to, involving or requiring free oxygen.
Anaerobic Relating to, involving, or requiring the absence of free oxygen.
Organism An individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
Life processes Essential actions to determine if an animal is alive: movement,respiration,sensitivity, growth,reproduction, excretion and nutrition.
Sexual relates to the physiological processes, activities connected with physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals.
Homeostasis The stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
Asexual Without sexual feelings or associations.
Biotic Results from living things, especially in their ecological relations.
G.R.R.R.N.E.T.S. Growth,Reproduction,Respiration, Regulation,Nutrition,Excrecion,Transportation and Sinthesys-assimilation.
Growth the process of increasing in physical size.
Reproduction The production of offspring by a sexual or asexual process.
Respiration Action of breathing.
Regulation Action of controlling maintain as is.
Nutrition The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
Excrecion The process of eliminating or expelling waste matter.
Transportation The action of transporting someone or something or the process of being transported.
Synthesis-Assimilation The production of chemical compounds by reaction from simpler materials.
Unicellular Consisting of a single cell.
Multicellular Having or consisting of many cells.
Prokaryote A microscopic single-celled organism that has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles.
Eukaryote An organism consisting of a cell or cells in which the genetic material is DNA in the form of chromosomes contained within a distinct nucleus.
Autotrophyc An organism capable of producing its own food from inorganic substances using light or chemical energy: Green plants, algae, and certain bacterias.
Heterostrophyc An organism that cannot produce its own food and instead obtains its food and energy by taking in organic substances, usually plants: animals,protozoans, fungi, and most bacteria are heterotrophs.
Ingestion The act of taking food and drink into the body by the mouth. The taking in of particles by a phagocytic cell.
Digestion The process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body.
Egestion The discharge or expulsion of undigested material (food) from a cell in case of unicellular organisms, and from the digestive tract via the anus in case of multicellular organisms.
Aerobic Relating to, involving, or requiring free oxygen.
Anaerobic relating to, involving, or requiring an absence of free oxygen.
A.T.P. Abréviation of Adenosine triphosphate.
Organelle A number of organized or specialized structures within a living cell.
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