Chapter 1 Notes - Introduction to Physiology

Chapter 1 Notes - Introduction to Physiology - Cell...

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Cell – smallest unit of structure capable of carrying out all life processes - Separated from the external environment by the plasma membrane. Cells make up tissues, which make up organs, which make up organ systems. Why do red blood cells transport oxygen? Because oxygen binds to hemoglobin molecules contained in the red blood cells. Recap: Integumentary – composed of skin; forms a protective boundary that separates the body’s internal environment from the external environment Muscuskeletal – provides body support and movement Respiratory – exchanges gases Digestive – takes up nutrients and water, eliminates waste Urinary – removes excess water and waste Reproductive – produces eggs or sperm Circulatory – distributes materials by pumping blood through vessels Nervous/Endocrine – coordinate body functions. Many cells in our bodies cannot survive with much change in the surrounding environment. Keeping the internal environment in a steady state –
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course CBN 356 taught by Professor Merill during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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