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process by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment


the material within a cell apart from the nucleus.


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


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


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


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:


a place in the body where two bones come together


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.


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

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