Card Set Information
Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
What is the study of structure?
What is the study of function?
Why must we study anatomy and physiology together?
Interdependence apon each other
What are the different levels of organization?
Chemical, Cellular, Tissue, Organ, System, Organismic
What is the smallest level of organization?
What level or organization is the smallest living unit?
What level of organization is a group of similar cells?
What level of organization is a group of tissues with a structure and shape?
What are 4 example of an organ level of organization?
Heart, lungs, kidney, brain
What level is a group of organs that work together?
What is the largest group of systems?
What is Metabolism?
All chemical reactions that occur in the body
What are the 2 types of chemical reactions in metabolism?
Anabolic and Catabolic
What is an anabolic reaction and what does it require?
Build up, requires ATP
What is a catabolic reaction?
Breakdown that gives off energy
What is excitability?
Response to stimuli
What is conductivity?
Carrying electric charge
What is contractility?
Ability to shorten
What are the 2 types of reproduction?
Assexual and Sexual
What is assexual reproduction?
1 organism that splits-mitosis
What is sexual reproduction?
2 organisms that come together to make 1- new person (mieosis)