Chapter 3 - Chapter 3: Anatomy and Physiology The Cell- is...

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Chapter 3: Anatomy and Physiology The Cell - is the fundamental unit of Life and the Body. 7 Major functions of the cell Movement Conductivity Metabolic absorption Secretion Excretion respiration Reproduction Tissues- a group of cells that perform a similar function. Epithelial tissue - the protective tissue that lines internal and external body tissues. Ex; Skin, mucous membranes, the lining of the intestinal tract. Muscle tissue Cardiac muscle Smooth muscle Skeletal muscle- is the most abundant muscle in the body. Connective tissue -is the most abundant tissue in the body. Nerve tissue - tissue that transmits electrical impulses throughout the body. Organs- a group of tissues functioning together. Ex; Heart, liver, brain, ovary, eye. Organ system - a group of organs that work together. Ex; cardiovascular system Homeostasis- the natural tendency of the body to maintain a steady and normal internal environment. Metabolism
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Chapter 3 - Chapter 3: Anatomy and Physiology The Cell- is...

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