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Flashcards in Cells, Tissues and Organs Deck (17)
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1

What is the function of the red blood cell?

It allows oxygen to diffuse into other cells

2

What is the function of the epithelial cell?

It cleans your lungs

3

What is the function of the root hair cell?

It absorbs water

4

What is the function of the leaf palisade cell?

It allows photosynthesis to take place

5

What is a cell?

The basic functional and structural unit of life

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What is a tissue?

A group of cells that all have a similar function

7

What is an organ?

The things inside our body that keeps us alive

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What does the stomach do?

Holds and breaks down food

9

What does the mouth do?

The teeth break down food and enzymes start the chemical digestion

10

What does the esophagus do?

Carries food from the mouth into the stomach using peristalsis

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What does the liver do?

Secretes bile which is involved in digesting fat

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What does the gall-bladder do?

Stores bile produced in the liver

13

What does the pancreas do?

Secretes enzymes to break down fat and carbohydrates and proteins

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What does the small intestine do?

Secretes enzymes and absorbs nutrients into bloodstream

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What does the large intestine do?

It absorbs water and is 6ft long!

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What does the rectum do?

This is where waste is stored. It also tells the brain when a store is passed

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What does secrete mean?

To produce