Principles of Biomedical Science

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Unit One

Autopsy

An examination of the body after death.

Bibliography

A document showing all the sources used to research information.

Biomedical Science

The application of the principles of natural science.

Cardiovascular System

The transport system of the body responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the body and carrying away carbon dioxide and other wastes; composed of the heart, blood vessels, and blood.

Cell

the basic unit of structure and function of all living things

Citation

A written reference to a specific work (book, article, dissertation, report, musical composition, etc.) by a particular author or creator which identifies the document in which the work may be found.

Coroner

The presiding officer of a special court, a medical officer, or an officer of law responsible for invesigating deaths

Digestive System

body system the breaks down food and absorbs nutrients

Documentation

The act of creating citations to identify resources used in writing a work.

Endocrine System

The internal system of chemical communication involving hormones, ductless glands that secrete hormones and the receptors on target cells that respond to the hormones.

Forensic Science

The application of scientific knowledge to questions of civil and criminal law.

Medical Examiner

A physician who performs an autopsy when death may be accidental or violent. He or she may also serve in some jurisdictions as the coroner.

Nervous System

Body system composed of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves; controls and coordinates all other systems and makes them work harmoniously and efficiently.

Organ

a collection of tissues that carry out a specialized function of the body

Outline

A condensation of a subject or argument into its main points.

Plagiarize

steal another's ideas and pass them off as one's own

Primary Source

An original document containing the observations, ideas, and conclusions of an individual. It is a firsthand account presented by someone present or actively participating in the event. Examples include manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, and personal journals.

Respiratory System

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