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The Life Processes

The eight metabolic reactions required in order for an organism to be "alive".
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Respiration
The act of using oxygen and/or other gasses to break down nutrients in order to obtain energy.
Regulation
Adaptation to both internal and external stimuli.
Reproduction
The act of making another organism that is the same as the beginning. (Not required for survival of the individual, but required to keep the species alive.)
Growth
Increase in cell size and/or number.
Excretion
Getting rid of metabolic waste(s).
Transport
The act of moving one's bodily materials from one place to another.
Synthesis
The act of combining small substances to create a larger substance.
Nutrition
Obtaining nutrients in return for energy via respiration and/or synthesis.