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Glossary of Key Terms - Chapter 1

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Anabolism
Building up, or synthesis, reactions that require energy and make complex molecules out of two or more smaller ones
Anatomical position
Standard reference position for the body
Anatomy
Study of body STRUCTURE and the relationships of its parts
Catabolism
Reactions that break down complex molecules into two or more smaller ones with the release of energy
Differentiation
Process by which cells become structurally and functionally specialized
Homeostasis
A normal stable condition in which the body's internal environment remains the same; consistant internal environment
Metabolism
The total of all biochemical reactions that take place in the body; includes anabolism and catabolism
Negative feedback
A mechanism of response in which a stimulus initiates reactions that reduce stimulus
Physiology
Study of the FUNCTIONS of living organisms and their parts
ab
away from
ad
toward or in the direction of
-al
pertaining to
ana-
apart
cardi-
heart
dors-
back
epi-
upon, above
gastr-
stomach
-graphy
process of recording a picture or record
-gram
a record or picture
homeo-
alike, same
integ-
a covering
inter-
between or among
intra-
within or inside
-ism
process of

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