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26 Cards in this Set

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gross anatomy
the study of structures observed with the unaided eye
microscopic anatomy
the study of stuctures observed with the aid of a microscope
study of cells and their organelles
the study of tissues that make up organs
developmental anatomy
the study of structural changers from conception to birth
pathological physiology
the study of the functional hanges that occur as organs age or become diseased
cellular physiolgy
the study of the interactions of cell parts and the specific functions of the organelles and the cell in general
developmental physiolgy
the study of functional changes that occur as an orgaism develops
pathological physiology
the study of the functional changes that occur as organs age or become diseased
basic physical requirements for survival of an organism
water-metabolic processes
food-supply energy
oxygen-release energy from food
heat-promote chemical reactions
pressure-2 allow breathing
an aggegation of similar cells bound by suporting matrix that performs a specific function
microsopic science concerned with the study of tissues
epithelial tissue-- does this
covers body and organ surfaces, lines body cavities and lumina and forms various glands.
epithelial---involved with
protection, absorption, exretion and seretion
connective tissue -- does this
binds, supports and protects body parts
muscle tissue ---does this
contracts to produce movement of body parts and permit locomotion
nervous tissue---does this
initiates and transmits nerve impulses that coordinate body activities
list the 4 principal types of tissues
epithelial tissue
connective tissue
muscle tissue
nervous tissue
a system is
an organization of 2 or more organs and assoiated structures working as aunit to perform a common function or set of functions
hardening of the arteries-a generalized degenerative vascular disorder that results in the loss of elasticity and thickening of the arteries
a type of arterioslerosis in which plaque material(called atheroma) forms on the inside of lining of vessels
plaque material that form of the inside lining of vessels resulting in atherosclerosis ( a type of arteriosclerosis)
a lot within a vessel
expansion of bulging of an artery
a constriction of a segment of a vessel
the process by which a nearly stable internal environment is maintained in the body so that cellular metabolic funtions can proceed at maximum efficiency