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Define:
Gross anatomy

The study of the macroscopic structures of an organism.

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Microscopic anatomy

The study of the microscopic structure of an organism.

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Physiology

The study of the functions of an organism and its parts.

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Histology

The study of tissues.

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Organ

A group of tissues specialized for a particular function.

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Tissues

Groups of cells specialized for a particular function.

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Homeostasis

A state of equilibrium in the body with respect to its functions, chemical levels, and tissues.

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Effector

A structure in the body that can change the value of a variable.

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Selective permeability

The ability to let certain materials in or out while restricting others.

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Endocytosis

The process by which large molecules are taken into the cell.

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Exocytosis

Transportation of material from inside the cell to outside the cell.