6th grade Human Body Ch. 7
Terms in this set (36)
Basic unit of life
A group of similar cells that perform the same function.
A collection of tissues that carry out a specialized function of the body
group of organs that work together to perform a specific function
An individual living thing
A body tissue that carries electrical messages back and forth between the brain and every other part of the body.
A body tissue that contracts or shortens, making body parts move.
connects all parts of the body and provides support
make the body move
muscles, bones, and nerves work together to
move materials in your body
circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and excretory systems work together to
control body functions
the nervous system and endocrine systems work together to
Bones of the body
A muscle that is attached to the bones of the skeleton and provides the force that moves the bones.
A place where two or more bones meet
The process by which nutrient molecules pass through the wall of the digestive system into the blood
a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.
The condition in which an organism's internal environment is kept stable in spite of changes in the external environment.
the reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands
body in balance
all body systems working together to maintain homeostasis and keep
Hard and dense, but not solid, bone tissue that is beneath the outer membrane of a bone.
Layer of bone tissue that has many small spaces and is found just inside the layer of compact bone.
The soft connective tissue that fills the internal spaces in bone.
made of strong connective tissues and connects bone to bone
A connective tissue that is more flexible than bone and that protects the ends of bones and keeps them from rubbing together.
A condition in which the body's bones become weak and break easily.
muscle you cannot consciously control
muscle that CAN be consciously controlled
Attaches muscle to bone
Involuntary muscle found inside many internal organs of the body
Muscle of the heart, involuntary
Two layers of skin
epidermis and dermis
Outer layer of skin
Inner layer of skin
A pigment that gives the skin its color
An opening through which sweat reaches the surface of the skin.
Structure in the dermis of the skin from which a strand of hair grows.
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