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Life processes
Figure 1.3
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Your body must carry out several processes.
Responsiveness
You respond to a hot
temperature by sweating.
Metabolism
You break down complex
molecules in food into
simpler ones for energy and
for building new, complex
molecules
Running is an example
of large-scale
movement.
Reproduction
The formation of new
cells or a new individual,
like this baby.
White blood cell
Platelet
Red blood cell
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Differentiation
A single type of cell differentiated into these
very different blood cells.
Growth
Increase in body size (4-6 fold).
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