Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 1 - The Human Body: An Orientation - Review Questions - Page 21: 3


The answer is e- All of these

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As with all multiple choice questions these can be solved through the process of elimination. Each of these functions form a fundamental part of the process of maintaining life. Movement: it is the activities promoted by the muscular system in humans such as moving us forward, swimming or manipulating the external environment with dexterous fingers. Growth: It is an increase in the size of the organism, it is usually accomplished through the addition of cells, however, cells can increase and decrease in size. However, for true growth to occur in any organism the constructive metabolic activities must outweigh the destructive activities. Metabolism: A broad term used to refer to the state of being and any given chemical reaction inside an organism. As such, upon reflection it can be seen that each of these concepts apply to organisms with equal weighting therefore the answer is e.
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