20 terms


The study of cells is called
The study of tissues is called
The study of specific organ function is called
System Physiology
The branch of physiology that studies functions modified by disease is called
Support, protection of soft tissues, mineral storage, and blood formation are functions of which system?
Locomotion, support of internal organs, and heat production are the functions of which system?
The internal transport of blood and dissolved substances is the function of the
Cardiovascular system
The kidneys and urinary bladder are components of the
Urinary System
The pituitary and thyroid glands are component of the
Endocrine System
Defense against infection and disease is a function of the
Lymphatic System
Skin, hair, and nails are associated with the
Integumentary System
The maintenance of a relatively constant internal environment in an organism is termed
Levels of organization in the human body
Molecule, Cell, Tissue, Organ, Organ System, Organism
When body temp rises, a center in the brain initiates physiological changes to decrease the body temp. This regulation mechanism is an example of
Negative Feedback
The increasingly forceful labor contractions that lead to childbirth are an example of this type of mechanism
Positive feedback
Which tissue is most radio-dense?
Cells are considered the smallest units of life because
Cells are composed or organelles, each of which is responsible for a particular "life-giving" function
A chemical imbalance in a heart muscle cell can cause the heart to cease pumping blood, which in turn will cause other tissues and organs to cease functioning. This observation supports the view that
All levels of organization are interdependent
A rise in estrogen during the menstrual cycle increases the number of progesterone receptors in the uterus, this is an example of
Positive feedback
In dealing with physiology, function is related to its