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homeostasis
the maintenance of internal conditions in a cell or an organism by means of a self-regulation mechanism
artery
a blood vessel that transports blood away from the heart
vein
a blood vessel that arises from venules and transports blood toward the heart
peristalsis
the rhythmic, wavelike contraction that moves food trough the digestive tract
differentiation
the specialization of early embryonic cells with regard to structure and function