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Ch 14: MTLE Life Science: Structure & Function of Mammals

About This Chapter

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the body and organ systems present in all mammalian life forms, including humans. As you prepare to take the MTLE Life Science exam, you will find this information beneficial.

MTLE Life Science: Structure & Function of Mammals - Chapter Summary

Reinforce and supplement your knowledge of the body systems and characteristics shared by all mammals as you view the information presented in these lessons. This chapter will help get you ready to take on any MTEL Life Science test questions about the following:

  • Mammalian anatomical structures and body types
  • Human organ and body systems
  • Respiratory system functions
  • Types of circulatory systems
  • Parts of the skeletal and muscular systems
  • Components of the nervous and endocrine systems
  • The definition and history of physiology

This fully online prep chapter can go with you regardless of where you are. If you are in any location that offers Internet access, you can continue with your studies. You can work from your smartphone, or your laptop or desktop computer, notebook or tablet. Each lesson is structured to provide comprehensive info in only about eight minutes, and help from our instructors and subject-matter experts is as close as your mouse.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTLE Life Science: Structure & Function of Mammals
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Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

1. Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

The Animal Kingdom is diverse and complex. How do we make sense of it all? Scientists use body plans to classify and organize the animals of Earth, making it much easier to differentiate between them.

What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?

2. 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.

Circulatory System I: Types of Circulatory Systems

3. Circulatory System I: Types of Circulatory Systems

From cnidarians to humans, all animals need a circulatory system to absorb nutrients and get rid of waste. Find out why different kinds of animals have different systems, and see what a closed circulatory system and indoor plumbing have in common.

Respiratory System: Function & Physiology

4. Respiratory System: Function & Physiology

The human respiratory system is a crucial facet of a vital, healthy body. In this lesson, we will explore its function and physiology. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Skeletal System and Muscular System

5. Skeletal System and Muscular System

Do you know how many bones are in the human body? Check out this video lesson to uncover the answer, as well as understand the role and importance of the skeletal and muscular systems.

What is the Lymphatic System? - Structures, Function & Vocabulary

6. What is the Lymphatic System? - Structures, Function & Vocabulary

Your lymphatic system is an important part of your body's defense team. Learn about structures of the lymphatic system, such as the lymphatic vessels, spleen, thymus gland, tonsils and Peyer's patches, and the roles they play in keeping you healthy.

Immune System: Function & Responses

7. Immune System: Function & Responses

The immune system is the body's defense against invaders that could do it harm. This lesson covers the different parts and their functions in protecting the body against infections.

Functions of the Nervous System

8. Functions of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!

Structures & Functions of the Endocrine System

9. Structures & Functions of the Endocrine System

This lesson will cover the basics of the endocrine system. We will discuss different types of hormones and examine how the glands and hormones work together to make up this system.

What is Physiology? - Definition & History

10. What is Physiology? - Definition & History

Have you ever wondered how physiology is different from medicine? Did you know that there are physiologists who study plants or bacteria or fungi? This lesson describes what physiology is and offers a brief history of how the field developed.

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