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Body Systems

Body systems - Respiratory, circulatory, etc.

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Circulatory system: The system of the body containing the heart, blood, and blood vessels, such as arteries, veins, capillaries, etc., responsible for carrying blood throughout the body.
Lymphatic system: Lymph vessels and nodes that carry a clear fluid called, "lymph-containing white blood cells", that fight against disease and play a role in immunities.
Digestive system: Brings food into the body and breaks it down so the nutrients can enter the bloodstream. Food that can't be broken down is excreted as waste...poop. ;)
Endocrine system: A system composed of glands that send chemical messengers called hormones into the blood to act on other glands and organs.
Reproductive system: The system that produces the cells that join to form the embryo and produce hormones as well.
Musculoskeletal system: Includes muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissues that support and allow the body to move.
Respiratory system: Controls breathing, a process in which air enters and leaves the body. (Really??)
Nervous system: The system that carries electrical messages to and from the brain and spinal cord.
Skin and sensory systems: Including the skin, eyes, and ears; receives messages from the environment and sends them to the brain.
Urinary system: Produces urine and sends it out of the body through the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
Created by: noahstrobel