The process by which a cell becomes specialized to perform a specific function
an undifferentiated cell that can divide to form specialized cells
Embryonic stem cells
2 types of stem cells
can differentiate into any kind of cell
Tissue stem cells
2 types of stem cells
exist within specialized tissue
only able to differentiate into certan types of cells
(Bone marrow can differentiate to red/white blood cells, or platelets)
organ system that is made up of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intstines, liver, pancreas and gall bladder; the system that takes in, breaks up, and digests food and then excrete waste.
The whole tract is lined with epithelial tissue
Takes food; digestion starts (mechanical with teeth/chemical with enzymes and saliva)
connects mouth to stomach
is lined with smooth muscles
hold food and churn it to continue the process of digestion
narrow and long (6m long)
Goblet cells release mucus, and nutrients diffuese through the wall of the small intestine.
shorter (1.5m) but larger in diameter
absorbs water from the indigestible food
produces fluid called bile, whch helps breakdown of fts in our food .
produces insulin which regulates the concentration of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
made up of the heart, blood, and the blood vessels; system that transports oxygen and nutrients throughout the body and carries away wastes
type of connective tissue that circulates throughout all the parts of your body
made up of 3 different types of tissues: cardiac muscle tissue, nerve tisue, and connective tissue.
3 types of blood vessels form a network of tube throughout the body to transport the blood.
a thick-walled blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
a thinner blood vessel that returns blood to the heart
a tiny thn-walled blood vessel that enables the exchane of gasses, nutrients, and wastes between the blood and the body tissues
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