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Ability of an organism to sense, monitor, and respond to changes in both its external and internal environments

Responsiveness

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Capacity of living cells to transmit a wave of excitation from one point to another within the body

Conductivity

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Organized increase in the size and number of cells and therefore an increase in size of the individual or a particular organ or part

Growth

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Exchange of respiratory gases (oxygen and carbon dioxide) between an organism and its environment

Respiration

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Process by which complex food products are broken down into simpler substances that can be absorbed and used by individual body cells

Digestion

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Movement of molecules, such as respiratory gases or digested nutrients through a membrane and into the body of fluids for transport to cells for use

Absorption

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Production and release of important substances, such as digestive juices and hormones, for diverse body functions

Secretion

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Removal of waste products

Excretion

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Movement of body fluids containing many substances from one body area to another in a continuous, circular route through hollow vessels

Circulation

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Formation of new individual offspring

Reproduction

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All characteristics

Responsiveness, conductivity, growth, respiration, digestion, absorption, secretion, excretion, circulation, reproduction