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Name the 10 major characteristics of higher life forms.
reproduce
grow
react to stimuli
move
digest food
absorb products of digestion
assimilate food products
circulate blood
respire
excrete waste
Difference between virus and a prion?
Virus= living organism, often adopts a highly crystalline structure

Prions= nonliving, modified, pathogenic proteins; replicate by altering surrounding proteins
author of first anatomy book
Andreas Vesalius
Anatomy v. Physiology
Anatomy= study of structure and relationships of body parts, tissues, and cells

Physiology= study of their function
discoverer of blood circulation
William Harvey
Muscle (Latin meaning)
little mouse
Tibia (Latin meaning)
flute/pipe; shinbone
Fenestra (Latin meaning)
window (ex. fenestrated capillaries)
Acetabulum (Latin meaning)
Vinegar cup (actually is the socket for hip joint)
Fibula (Latin meaning)
clasp, brooch, or buckle
Metabolism
sum of all chemical processes in the body