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chapter 1 *3

vocabulary
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anatomy
study of the structure and shape of the body and body parts and their relationship to one another
cardiac physiology
studies the function of the heart systems
hematopoiesis
formation of blood cells
hormone
chemical messangers secreted by the endocrine gland
gross anatomy
studying large, easily observed structures
microscopic anatomy
study of using a microscope to see very small structures in the body
nerve impulse
electrical signal that is sent through the body
neurophysiology
explains the workings of the nervous systems
physiology
study of how the body and its parts work or functions
diaphragm
a muscular portition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities
homeostasis
the bodys ability to maintain stable internal conditions