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Life Functions

Activities of the body

TermDefinition
Growth the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.
Reproduction the natural process among organisms by which new individuals are generated and the species perpetuated.
Regulation a law, rule, or other order prescribed by authority, especially to regulate conduct.
Respiration a process in living organisms involving the production of energy, typically with the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide from the oxidation of complex organic substances.
Nutrients nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment.
Excretion the substance excreted, as urine or sweat, or certain plant products
Transport to carry, move, or convey from one place to another
Synthesis the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis, ) the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements.
Biology the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior.
Life the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
Organism a form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain various vital 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.
Homeostasis the tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function.
Metabolism the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available. Compare anabolism, catabolism.
Aerobic requiring the presence of air or free oxygen for life.
Anaerobic living in the absence of air or free oxygen
Sexual having sexual organs or reproducing by processes involving both sexes
Asexual a.having no sex or sexual organs. b. independent of sexual processes, especially not involving the union of male and female germ cells.
Biotic pertaining to life
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