Ch 11 - Physiology - Digestion - Circulation and Respiration - s(1) (1).pdf

Ch 11 - Physiology - Digestion - Circulation and Respiration - s(1) (1).pdf

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Chapter 11 Physiology
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Animal bodies can be organized into a structural hierarchy An important principle is that form correlates with function. Anatomical structures (form) inform our understanding of physiological action (function), and vice- versa.
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Anatomy vs. physiology Anatomy is the study of the structure of an organism’ s body parts (its form). Physiology is the study of the functions of those parts.
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Cell Tissue Organ Individual cells are organized into larger and larger working units
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Organ system Organism Individual cells are organized into larger and larger working units
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The human body contains several major types of tissues Cells work cooperatively as part of a tissue . Each tissue consists of similar cells that work together to perform a specific function. Most animal bodies contain a number of tissues. Remember: the cell is the fundamental unit of life.
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