Human Biology and Helath Test Review

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homeostasis

process by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment

cytoplasm

the material within a cell apart from the nucleus.

muscle

tissue composed of fibers that can contract or shorten, causing movement of an organ or part of the body

nervous

a body tissue that carries electrical messages back and forth between the brain and every other part of the body

epithelial

tissue that covers the surfaces of the body, inside and out

osteoporosis

a condition in which the body's bones become weak and break easily

compact and spongy bone

The Skeletal System is made from two types of Bone Tissue:

joint

a place in the body where two bones come together

arthritis

inflammation of a joint or joints

striated muscle

muscle attached to the skeleton, making movement possible

smooth muscle

involuntary muscle found in internal organs

cardiac muscle

the muscle tissue of the heart

skeletal muscle

A muscle that is attached to the bones of the skeleton and provides the force that moves the bones.

cancer

any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division

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