The Six Basic Life Processes – Anatomy and Physiology

The Six Basic Life Processes

  1. Metabolism
  2. Responsiveness
  3. Movement
  4. Growth
  5. Differentiation
  6. Reproduction

What would happen if there was a loss of one basic life process?

What would the impact on your Health, Daily Lifestyle and Activities be ?

The results of lacking one of the six basic life processes would be catastrophic to the life and health of the individual. These 6 are the characteristics that distinguish living from non living. While the 6 basic life processes change over a life span, without exchanging materials between cells, catabolism, anabolism and the other basic life principals, the loss of one would cause death as they all work together inside humans. Death by naturally progressing old age or cancer can show the effects that occur when some of the 6 basic life processes start degenerating or losing effectiveness.