Physiological Mechanisms

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Abstract

A function is a controlled specific activity of a certain biological system, aiming to maintain and preserve the organism it forms a part of. For example, the heart is a complicated ordered system of interacting cells with various cellular differentiations. Its main function is periodic regular contraction and relaxation to ensure uninterrupted circulation of the blood in a multicellular organism.

Keywords

Multicellular Organism Physiological System Germinal Layer Digestive Vacuole Muscle Cell Contract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kharkov State Veterinary AcademyKharkiv RegionUkraine

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