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1 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology Characteristics of Life
2 What is Anatomy and Physiology? The study of the structure of the body and the relationship of various parts to one another.PhysiologyThe study of the functions of those parts.BiologyThe study of life
3 What is life? Life is Cells All living things are composed of one or more cells.Every living organism and every individual cell within an organism have everything they need to be self sufficient.In multi-cellular organisms , like us, specialisation increases until some cells only carry out certain activities.Every cell uses the same operating system.These are called the 7 characteristics of life.
4 The 7 Characteristics of life Organisation - different types of cells have different tasks within a living being. This process continues until differentiation occurs – this is where the cells group together to make a different form, composed of particular types of cells (specific) . For example, the blood, the heart, the nerves etc.
5 The 7 Characteristics of life cont. Metabolism - chemical activities of cells - these involve use of energy and other substances obtained from food we eat and air we breathe to perform vital functions (growth, repair, movement). Metabolic rate is usually referred to as the speed at which we use energy from food we eat (calories) to carry out these functions. Energy Use – Respiration, Ingestion, digestion, excretion of waste .
6 The 7 Characteristics of life cont. Homeostasis - maintaining a balanced internal environment - i.e. temperature, water and chemical content of the body or cell. For example, humans sweat in order to cool us down when we get too hot.
7 The 7 Characteristics of life cont.… Sensitivity and responsiveness - living organisms have the ability to sense changes in the external or internal environment and make adjustments that help maintain life, e.g. moving away from danger or towards food.Adaption - These are changes to an organism so that it is best suited to its own environment (evolution) . All living things are able to compete with each other for food and space to survive.
8 The 7 Characteristics of life cont.… Growth and Development - All life grows and changes. Life /cells continue in a cycle of growth, repair, degeneration and dying.Reproduction - All living things have a way to reproduce for continuation of that species. Heredity - All living things receive some hereditary traits from their parent organisms.
10 LEVELS OF STRUCTURAL ORGANISATION CHEMICAL LEVELCELLULAR LEVEL - basic functioning unitTISSUE LEVEL cells with similar tissueORGAN LEVEL performs a function, have a recognisable shapeSYSTEM LEVEL tissues with a common functionBODY AS A WHOLE
13 CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION The CellCELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONAll living things are composed of one or more cells – some are a single cell (bacteria) and others (e.g. humans), have many cells. Human cells only function as part of a larger organism – the bodyThere is considerable variation in the size, shape and make up of different types of cells in the body according to their function, although, there are common characteristics:
17 HISTOLOGYThis is microscopic anatomy. It is the branch of biology, which deals with the minute structure of tissues, which are the basis of cell life. It is the study of tissues.
18 TISSUESTissue: A group of closely associated cells that work together to perform a specific function or a group of functions.
19 TISSUES There are 4 main types of Tissue Nervous = Transmits signalsMuscular = Skeletal, Cardiac and SmoothConnective = Areolar, Adipose, Lymphoid, bone, blood, cartilageEpithelium = Simple and compound
20 Epithelium Simple Compound Squamous Provides thin smooth inactive lining. (Heart, lungs, blood vessels). Substances pass through them easily as they are very flat.CuboidalForms tubules of kidneys and is found in some glands. Secrete and absorb.ColumnarLine organs of the alimentary canal, gall bladder, and bile duct. Some cells absorb products of digestion; others secrete (mucous from goblet cells).CiliatedCilia sweep or propel things on (food in intestine, also bronchi, trachea, larynx, nose, uterine tubes).CompoundStratifiedNon keratinized stratified epithelium. Found on wet surfaces (mouth lining, conjunctiva, oesophagus) Keratinized stratified epithelium found on dry surfaces. (Skin, hair, nails). Surface layers are dead and protect and prevent drying out of deeper cells.TransitionalSeveral layers of pear shaped cells lining the uterus and bladder.
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