Functions of Life
The processes that distinguish living thing from nonliving things, metabolism, growth, reproduction, response to the environment, homeostasis, and nutrition
The process by which cells break down food to get energy
All chemical processes in the body that result in growth, generation of energy, elimination of waste, and other body functions
The production of offspring by an organism; a characteristic of all living things
An increase in the amount of living material and the formation of new structures
Response to stimuli
An organisms reaction to changes in its environment.
Those processes by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment.
The process by which the body takes in and uses food.
The ability to change or adjust in order to accommodate new conditions.
Functional definition of life
Defining life by what it does.
Defining living things by how they are put together.