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the study of the structure of the body
Literally the study of the function; considers the ways living organisms perform vital activities
The maintenance of a relatively internal environment
study of cells
the study of tissues
the smallest, stable unit of matter
An intracellular structure that performs a specific function or group of functions
The smallest living unit in the human body
A collection of specialized cells and cell products that perform a specific function
Mechanism that increases a deviation from normal limits following an initial stimulus
Corrective mechanism that opposes or reverses a variation for normal limits and restores homeostasis
All body fluid other than that contained within cells; includes plasma and interstitial fluid
Fluid in the tissues that fills the spaces between cells
the study of the effects of diseases on organ or system functions
combinations of tissues that perform complex functions
An individual living thing that can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, and maintain homeostasis. It can be a virus, bacterium, protist, fungus, plant or an animal.
A group of organs that work together to carry out a particular task.
The environment outside of the organism, which pertains to the physical, chemical, biological and social conditions surrounding the organism.
(1) The outside of the cells inside the body of an organism.(2) The extracellular fluid environment.
(1) A substance made up of chemical elements or produced from a chemical process
(2) A drug, especially illicit or addictive drug