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deductive reasoning
a method whereby conclusions follow from general principles
inductive reasoning
a method of arriving at general principles from specific facts
anatomy
the study of the structure of organs and body systems
physiology
the study of the function of the organs and body systems
atom
smallest part of an element that still retains all the original properties of the elements
molecule
group of chemically bonded atoms that posses characteristics independent of the atoms themselves
cell
basic unit of all life
tissue
collection of cells in an organism that have a similar function and structure
organ
two or more tissue types that work together to perform a specific function
organ systems
group of organs in an organism working together to perform a specific function
organism
living body made up of several organ systems
epithelial tissue
provides covering (such as skin tissue) or produces secretions (such as glandular tissue); commonly exists in sheets and does not have its own blood supply
connective tissue
connects different structures of the body; includes bones, cartilage, adipose tissues (fats), and blood vessels
muscle tissue
dedicated to producing movement; three types include skeletal, cardiac, and smooth
nervous tissue
serves as the body's control system; consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves