Anatomy & Physiology Question #4


The nurse is participating in a human reproduction class for continuing education credit. Which should the nurse identify as the two major classes of body cells?


  1. Muscular and nervous
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  2. Sex cells and somatic cells
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  3. Permanent and temporary
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  4. Bone cells and endocrine cells
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The correct answer is B. Somatic cells are a regular type of body cell that is not involved in any body process except sexual reproduction. Sexual reproduction uses gametes or sex cells. The other answer choices are specific types of cells and not considered as major classes of cells.

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