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life functions

jobs of the body

TermDefinition
growth the process of increasing in physical size
reproduction the action or process of making a copy of something
respiration the action of breathing
regulation is defined as any process that modulates the frequency, rate or extent of any biological process, quality or function.
nutrition the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
excretion the process of eliminating or expelling waste matter.
transport The movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane in the direction opposite that of diffusion
synthesis The production of an organic compound in a living thing, especially as aided by enzymes
biology the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology,
life organisms maintain homeostasis, are composed of cells, undergo metabolism, can grow, adapt to their environment, respond to stimuli, and reproduce.
organism organism is any contiguous living system,
life process the series of actions that are essential to determine if an animal is alive
homeostasis the ability to maintain a constant internal environment in response to environmental changes.
biotic produced by life or living organisms
metabolism The complex of physical and chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.
aerobic the release of energy from glucose or another organic substrate in the presence of Oxygen
anaerobic a form of incomplete intracellular breakdown of sugar or other organic compounds in the absence of oxygen that releases energy;
sexual A mode of reproduction involving the fusion of female gamete (ovum) and male gamete
asexual A form of reproduction that does not involve meiosis, ploidy reduction or fertilization, and the offspring is a clone of the parent organism
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