Chapter 27 Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body

Chapter 27 Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body

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Chapter 27 Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body Vocabulary adipose tissue – fat, connective tissue blood bone cardiac muscle cartilage – connective tissue, provides a smooth surface for the movement of bones collagen – protein that interweaves connective tissue connective tissue dermis- below the epidermis, contains hair follicles, connective tissue, blood vessels, sweat glands epidermis – outermost layer of skin, waterproof epithelial tissue – lines the outside of skin (epidermis) glial cells – cells that support and protect neurons. About 10:1 glial cells per neuron. Provide nutrition, fight off pathogens, and remove dead neurons. hair follicle homeostasis ligament – tissue that connects bones together lymph – blood plasma that leaks from the capillaries of the circulatory system. Membrane – thin layer that separates cellular structures or organs negative feedback nerve tissue – tissue that communicates with the body. Neuron – electrically excitable cells that transmit and process information
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course BIOL 1006 taught by Professor Lipscomb during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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Chapter 27 Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body

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