Unit13: 1-14 Unit14: 34

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perennial, specialized cells, epithelial cells, Connective Tissue, nervous tissue, muscle tissue, homeostasis, feedback inhibition, neuron, synapse, neurotransmitter, meninges, celebellum, hypothalamus, pupil

Perennial

flowering plant that lives for more than two years

Specialized Cells

cells uniquely suited to perform a particular function

Epithelial Cells

skin cells that cover the external body surface and line the internal surfaces of organs

Nervous Tissue

tissue that receives messages from the body's external and internal environment, analyzes the data, and directs the response

Muscle Tissue

tissue that controls the internal movement of materials in the body, as well as external movement

Homeostasis

process by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment

Feedback Inhibition

process in which the product or result stops or limits the process

Neuron

cell that carries messages throughout the nervous system

synapse

location at which a neuron can transfer an impulse to another cell

Neurotransmitter

chemical used by a neuron to transmit an impulse across a synapse to another cell

Meninges

three layers of connective tissue in which the brain and spinal cord are wrapped

Cerebellum

region of the brain that coordinates body movements

Hypothalamus

brain structure that acts as a control center for recognition and analysis of hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger, and body temperature

Pupil

small opening in the center of the iris

Connective tissue

tissue that holds organs in place and binds different parts of the body together

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