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Body Systems

Medical Terminology

SystemFunction
Digestive Breaks down food into proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins to give the body energy and promote growth
Circulatory or Cardiovascular Provide nutrients to body parts, remove excretory Products from body parts, Protects body against infection, Distribution of heat.
Respiratory Gaseous Exchange, Excretion of carbon dioxide, Oxygenation of blood
Excretory A passive biological system that removes excess, unnecessary materials from an organism, to help maintain homeostasis w/in the organism & prevent damage to the body. Responsible for the elimination of the waste products of metaboli
Immune A collection of structures and processes w/in the body,to protect against disease or potentially damaging foreign bodies. The immune system identifies a variety of threats, including viruses, bacteria and parasites,and distinguishes them from the body’s
Skeletal System of bones, associated cartilages and joints of human body. Skeleton can be defined as the hard framework of human body around which the entire body is built.
Muscular Movements of body parts, Stability and Posture, Heat production, Circulation, Help in Digestion
Nervous Control of all body functions, Coordination of different body organs
Integumentary The organ system that protects human body from damage. It consists of skin and its appendages, which include hair, nails, and sweat glands etc. It forms about 16 percent of the weight of human body.
Endocrine Generally it parallels the associates the nervous system in control of body activities, Each hormone has a specific function,
Reproductive Female-Receives the sperms from male reproductive system, Bear the developing fetus through the entire period of gestation. Male-Fertilization of females to produce offspring
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