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ARTERY

A BLOOD VESSEL THAT CARRIES BLOOD AWAY FROM THE HEART.

CAPILLARY

a tiny blood vessel; food, oxygen, and other substances pass from the capillaries into the cells.

cell

THE BASIC UNIT OF BODY STRUCTURE

DIGESTION

THE PROCESS THAT BREAKS DOWN FOOD PHYSICALLY AND CHEMICALLY SO THAT IT CAN BE ABSORBED FOR USE BY THE CELLS.

HEMOGLOBIN

THE SUBSTANCE IN RED BLOOD CELLS THAT CARRIES OXYGEN AND GIVES BLOOD ITS RED COLOR.

HORMONE

A CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE SECRETED BY THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS INTO THE BLOODSTREAM.

IMMUNITY

PROTECTION AGAINST A DISEASE OR CONDITION ; THE PERSON WILL NOT GET OR BE AFFECTED BY THE DISEASE.

MENSTRUATION

THE PROCESS IN WHICH THE LINING OF THE UTERUS BREAKS UP AND IS DISCHARGED FROM THE BODY THROUGH THE VAGINA.

METABOLISM

THE BURNING OF FOOD FOR HEAT AND ENERGY BY THE CELLS.

ORGAN

GROUPS OF TISSUES WITH THE SAME FUNCTION

PERISTALSIS

INVOLUNTARY MUSCLE CONTRACTIONS IN THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM THAT MOVES FOOD DOWN THE ESOPHAGUS THROUGH THE ALIMENTARY CANAL.

RESPIRATION

THE PROCESS OF SUPPLYING THE CELLS WITH OXYGEN AND REMOVING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM THEM.

SYSTEM

ORGANS THAT WORK TOGETHER TO PERFORM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS

TISSUE

A GROUP OF CELLS WITH SIMILAR FUNCTIONS.

VEIN

A BLOOD VESSEL THAT RETURNS BLOOD TO THE HEART.