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40 Cards in this Set

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The lowest organizational level of an organism.
Chemical level - atoms and molecules
The second level of organism organization.
The Cellular Level
The 3rd level of organization for organisms.
The Tissue Level
The 4th Level of Organization for an organism.
The Organ Level
The 5th level of organization for an organism.
The organ system level
The 6th level of organization for an organism
The Organism Level
Name the 8 characteristics of life
Maintaining boundaries, movement, response to stimuli, digestion, metabolism, excretion, growth and reproduction
Correct Anatomical Position
body erect, face forward, feet together, palms forward
Supine Position
Lying down, face upward
Prone Position
lying down, face down
toward the midline of the body
toward the extremeties of the body
nearer the point of attachment to the trunk
further from the point of attachment at the trunk
on the surface of the body
toward the interior of the body
Name the four quadrants of the trunk region
Upper right and left quadrants
Lower right and left quadrants
the region of the trunk that is in the center
the umbilical region
the upper left region of the body
the left hypochondriac region
the lower left region of the body
the left iliac region
the upper right region of the body
the right hypochondriac region
the upper center region
the epigastric region
the lower center region of the body
the hypogastric region
the lower right region of the body
the right iliac region
Define the serous membrane
the membrane that covers the trunk cavities and line them
Name the serous membrane that lines the actual cavity walls
the parietal serous membrane
Name the serous membrane that covers the organs of the trunk cavity
the visceral serous membrane
How are serous membranes further named? Give an example.
Serous membranes are further named for the specific cavity and organs that they cover. An example would be the pericardium, the lining that covers the heart.
Define homeostasis.
maintaining balance of interior conditions despite exterior conditions.
Name the three components of homeostasis.
The receptor, the control center and the effector.
Detects a change in conditions and sends a message to the control center.
The receptor
Determines the set point for homeostasis.
The control center
Makes the decision about what needs to be done to return to the set point.
The control center
Carries of the information sent from the control center.
The effector
examples of negative feedback mechanism
body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar
examples of positive feedback mechanisms
child birth, blood clotting