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Anatomy weeks 1-5

TermDefinition
Anatomy The study of the structure of an organism and relationships of its parts.
Physiology Science that deals with the functions of the living organism and its parts.
Atomic Number the number of protons in an atom's nucleus.
Atomic Mass The number of protons plus the number of neutrons in an atom's nucleus.
Isotope Atoms of an element that contain the same amount of protons, but differnt amount of neutrons.
Ionic bond A chemical bond formed by the transfer of electrons from one atom to another.
Covalent bond A chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more pairs of electrons between the outer energy levels of two atoms.
Synthesis reaction A reaction in which two or more substances combine to form a more complex substance.
Decomposition reaction A reaction that results in the breadown of a complex substance into two more simpler substances.
Exchange reaction A reaction that permits two different reactants to exchange components, and as a result, form two new products.
Exocrine glands Glands that discharge their secretions products into ducts.
Endocrine glands Glands that discharge their secretions products directly into the blood.
Melanocytes Cells within the skin layers that contribute colored pigments to the skin and serve to decrease the amount of ultraviolet kight that can penetrate into deeper layers of the skin.
Osteoblasts Cells that synthesize and secrete an organic matrix called osteoid.
Osteoclasts Giant multinucleate cells that are responsible for the active erosion of bone minerals.
Osteocytes Mature, nondividing osteoblasts that have become surrounded by matrix and now lie within lacunae.
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