Chapter 13, JO

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Science, Chapter 13, Joseph Osterdock
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  1. What is the process of physical changes as a child's body develops into an adult?
    Puberty
  2. The period of time between childhood and adulthood
    Adolescence
  3. Chemical messenger that creates a body response and is released in the bloodstream
    Hormone
  4. A specialized tissue that produces and releases chemicals
    Gland
  5. A network of glands that produce and release hormones
    Endocrine System
  6. State of balance within a cell, organ, or system
    Homeostasis
  7. What gives your body the signal to begin puberty?
    Hypothalamus
  8. A gland (in the brain) that stimulates growth and development. 
    Pituitary Gland.  Also called the "master gland". 
  9. Largest organ of the human body.
    Skin
  10. What organ protects, maintains body temp, allows you to feel pain, pressure, hot/cold?
    Skin
  11. What does the sebaceous gland release?
    Sebum
  12. What is sebum?
    An oil that travels to the surface of the skin.
  13. What are the advantages of sebum?
    Waterproofs and protects the skin (by preventing dryness).
  14. Skin condition that results when mostly excess sebum clogs skin pores.
    Acne
  15. Watery, salty fluid that evaporates, thereby, coolign the skin and helping to maintain body temp.
    Perspiration (sweat)
  16. During puberty, sebaceous glands secrete more _____________.
    Sebum
  17. During puberty, sweat glands secrete more ________.
    Perspiration (sweat)
  18. What makes up the elongated parts of the skeleton?
    Long bones
  19. Each long bone includes ______ plates.
    Growth
  20. What are growth plates?
    Locations where the lengthening of the bone occurs.

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