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The Organ Systems

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 5th ed. (Scranton and Sanders)

TermDefinitionOrgans
Integumentary - Is a barrier to pathogens and chemicals - Prevents water loss skin subcutaneous tissue
Skeletal - Supports the body - Protects internal organs - Provides framework to be moved by muscles bones ligaments
Muscular - Moves the skeleton - Produces heat muscles tendons
Nervous - Interprets sensory information - Regulates body functions such as movements by means of electrical impulses brain nerves eyes ears
Endocrine - Regulates body functions such as growth and reproduction by means of hormones - Regulates day to day metabolism by means of hormones thyroid gland pituitary gland pancreas
Circulatory - Transports Oxygen and nutrients to tissues and removes waste products heart blood arteries
Lymphatic -Returns tissue fluid to the blood - Destroys pathogens that enter the body and provides immunity spleen lymph nodes
Respiratory - Exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air and blood lungs trachea larynx diaphragm
Digestive - Changes food to simple chemicals that can be absorbed and used by the body stomach colon liver pancreas
Urinary - Removes waste products from the blood -Regulates volume and pH of blood and tissue fluid kidneys urinary bladder urethra
Reproductive - Produces eggs or sperm - in women provides a site for the developing embryo female: ovaries, uterus male: testes, prostrate gland
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