a process whereby the body maintains its internal environment within a narrow range of conditions necessary for optimal cell functioning
A mechanism that animals use to produce body heat by metabolic reactions
The process that some animals use to extract heat from their environment
A process whereby a change in the environment causes a rapid, self-limiting response that amplifies the initial change.
Negative feedback organisms
A group of tissues that includes cartilage, bone, fat, blood, and lymph
Sheets of cells firmly attached to one another by connections, such as desmosomes and tight junctions
Tissue that supports and strengthens other tissues and helps to bind the cells of these other tissues together
A part of the skin that contains blood vessels and sweat glands
Tissue that is specialized for contraction
Tendons connect muscle to muscle and ligaments connect bones to bones.
Tendons are produced by exocrine glands and ligaments are produced by endocrine glands.
Tendons connect muscles to bones and ligaments connect bones to bones.
Tendons are made of dense connective tissue and ligaments are made of specialized connective tissues.
Moves the skeleton
Transports oxygen to body cells
Carry the genetic information of the male, capable of fertilizing an egg cell
Regulates body temperature
Skeletal muscle is not stimulated by the nervous system; cardiac muscle is stimulated by the nervous system.
Skeletal muscle is under voluntary control; cardiac muscle is spontaneously active and involuntary.
Skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle are both under voluntary control.
Skeletal muscle is found embedded throughout the body in the walls of several systems (respiratory) and organs (bladder); cardiac muscle is found only in the heart
Cartilage is a specialized form of blood and lymph.
Cartilage is produced and secreted by exocrine glands.
Cartilage forms a matrix hardened by deposits of calcium phosphate.
Cartilage provides a framework for organs such as the liver.
Cartilage provides the supporting framework for the respiratory passages.