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Basic Anatomy & Physiology - Chapter Summary
Our subject experts created this set of lessons on basic anatomy and physiology for you to use to boost your knowledge base on this topic. Organs and cells are discussed in these short, engaging lessons. Lessons cover topics like:
- Cells, organ systems, tissues, and organs as biological organization
- Structure and function of the cell
- Multicellular organisms
- Basics of organ systems
- The organ systems of the human body
Video lessons are 5-10 minutes in run time. All lessons include a self-assessment quiz at the end for you to validate your understanding of the information. Log in from any mobile device and complete a lesson whenever you have a few minutes. We have a feature that allows you to ask a question of the instructor if you need further assistance.
1. Structure & Function in Biological Organization: Benefits & Disadvantages
This lesson will discuss biological organization in terms of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. It will also discuss the benefits and disadvantages of multicellular versus single-celled organisms.
2. The Cell: Structure & Function
The cell is a small, but complex structure. Take a look inside the outer plasma membrane of a cell and discover the functions of some common cellular components, including the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and mitochondria, in this lesson.
3. Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium
In this lesson on multicellular organisms, you'll take a look at what it actually means to be multicellular and how cells are organized into tissues, organs, and organ systems. This lesson also covers one of the four main tissue types: epithelial tissue.
4. What Is an Organ System? - Definition & Pictures
In this lesson, you will learn what an organ system is, and you will review each organ system in the human body. This will aid in your study of human anatomy and physiology. At the end of the lesson, a quiz will test your knowledge.
5. What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?
In this lesson, you'll learn about the 11 organ systems, which are made of multiple organs that work together to keep the human body functioning. Using easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations, we'll explore the circulatory, respiratory and digestive, systems, among other types, after which you'll have the chance to take a brief quiz and see how well you understood the material.
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