Flashcards - TExES Life Science: Homeostasis of Organisms

Flashcards - TExES Life Science: Homeostasis of Organisms
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Health
Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism
Bacteria
Bacteria constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms
Homeostasis
Homeostasis or homoeostasis is the property of a system in which a variable is actively regulated to remain very nearly constant
immune system
The immune system is a host defense system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease
nucleic acid
Nucleic acids are biopolymers, or large biomolecules, essential for all known forms of life
receptors
In biochemistry and pharmacology, a receptor is a protein molecule that receives chemical signals from outside a cell
transpiration
Transpiration is the process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from aerial parts, such as leaves, stems and flowers
plasma membrane
The cell membrane is a biological membrane that separates the interior of all cells from the outside environment
stomata
In botany, a stoma , also called a stomate , is a pore, found in the epidermis of leaves, stems, and other organs, that is used to control gas exchange

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