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A&P Week 1 Quiz 1

Masterbooks Intro to A&P Volume 1

TermDefinition
cells the most basic structural and functional unit of a living organism, such as the human body
anatomy the study of the body's parts and how they are put together
physiology the study of how the parts of the body function
organs a group of tissue that has a particular function
digestive system all the parts that process your food - from your mouth and stomach to your liver and intestines
nucleus directs most of the action in the cell
cell membrane forms the cell's outer border
cytoplasm most of the cell's work gets done here
erythrocytes red blood cells; their main job is to carry oxygen
plasma membrane the envelope that contains the other components of the cell
intracellular fluid fluid inside the cells
extracellular fluid fluid that is outside the cells
water soluble something that can be dissolved in water
lipid another name for a fat
hydrophilic a word that literally means "water-loving"
hydrophobic a word that literally means "water-fearing"
exocytosis the process of releasing material from in side the cell
cytosol the liquid found inside the cell
lysosomes small vesicles containing enzymes that can digest many kinds of molecules and debris
nucleus the control center of the cell