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Human Anatomy Mod. 1

Vocabulary for Module 1

Gross Anatomy The study of the macroscopic structures of an organism.
Microscopic anatomy The study of the microscopic structures of an organism.
Physiology The study of the functions of an organism and its parts.
Histology The study of tissues.
Organ A group of tissues specialized for a particular function.
Tissues Groups of cells specialized for a particular function.
Homeostasis A state of equilibrium in the body with respect to its functions, chemical levels, and tissues.
Effector A structure in the body that can change the value of a variable.
Selective permeability The ability to let certain materials in or out while restricting others.
Edocytosis The process by which large molecules are taken into the cell.
Exosytosis Transportation of material from inside the cell to outside the cell.
Created by: HeatherV