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Life Functions

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NUTRITION
obtaining nutrients and breaking them down into a usable form for cells to use.
TRANSPORT
the distribution of materials to and from all the cells of the body
RESPIRATION
cells convert glucose (energy from food) into ATP (energy cells can use)
EXCRETION
removal of metabolic wastes from cells (CO2, salt, urea)
REGULATION
Coordination and control of all life processes (maintenance of homeostasis)
SYNTHESIS
Cells combine small simple molecules to form large complex molecules
GROWTH
organism increases in size (cell division)
REPRODUCTION
Making new individuals of the SAME kind
HOMEOSTASIS
maintaining a stable internal condition despite changes in the environment
METABOLISM
sum of all of the chemical reactions in an organism
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