Flashcards in Introduction to Cell Biology Deck (63)
What does the prefix cyto and the suffix -cyte refer to?
Both mean a hollow vessel referring to cells
What is the term given to the study of cells?
What is the process of a substance moving into a cell referred to as?
What is the process of a substance moving out of a cell referred to as?
What is the term given to cell chemistry?
What would a liver cell be referred to as?
Cells are small units bound by a...
Plasma membrane (or cell wall)
Cells contain an aqueous fluid called
Cells contain chemicals in the
Cells have structural support due to the
Cells have membrane bound
Where do cells sit on the spectrum of life?
Atom, molecule, organelle, CELL, tissues, organs, organ systems, organism
Cells are the smallest
Some organisms can be
What is a prion?
The term "prion" is derived from proteinacious infectious particle and refers to the pathogen that causes mad cow disease
What is the the actual name for mad cow disease?
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
All living organisms have to harness
All living organisms have to res...
All living organisms have to grow and
All living organisms have to rep
What is the theory of biogenesis
all life comes from pre-existing life
All living organisms have to respond to
How do cells 'eat' and 'drink'?
Eat - phagocytosis
Drink - pinocytosis
Cells can get larger, what is this termed?
Cells can divide/proliferate, what is this termed?
Hyperplasia can be associated with disease, give an example
Muscle cells may undergo this process with exercise
There are 37 trillion cells in the human body, around how many different types are there?
Cell proliferation occurs in two ways
Mitosis and meiosis