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Body Systems

System/ PartsDescription
Auditory System Responsible for hearing, balance, equilibrium & communication skills
Cardiovascular System Heart is a muscle that initiates systemic arterial pulse waves, causing blood to circulate throughout the body & supply it with nutrition & oxygen
Heart Pumps blood that supplies nutrients & oxygen throughout the body
Arteries Carries oxygenated blood & nutrients to the tissues & organs
Veins Capillaries Returns deoxygenated blood to the heart
Digestive System Responsible for the digestion, absorption, metabolism & excretion of food
Endocrine System Responsible for the production & secretion of hormones from the glands
Hormones Stimulate specific target cells, which causes a response
Immune System Defense system that identifies & destroys foreign substances that invade the body
Integumentary System Protects the body against heat, cold, light, dehydration & infection
Nervous System Controls both voluntary & involuntary functions of the body; consists of 2 components central nervous system (CNS) & peripheral nervous system (PNS)
Nervous System Responsible for the transmission of impulses sent to the CNS; interpretation of impulses sent to CNS& transmission of a response to muscles or glands
Central Nervous System Coordination of the activities of all divisions of the nervous system & maintenance of homeostasis by responding to sensory changes in the body
Spinal cord A pathway from the brain to the PNS
Ophthalmic System Responsible for providing an individual with vision
Reproductive System Production of offspring for the survival of species
Respiratory System Responsible for respiration & maintaining homeostasis; consists of 2 systems, upper & lower respiratory system
Urinary System Responsible for the excretion of chemicals & substances from the body system; creating & maintaining homeostasis throughout the body
Urinary System Maintaining chemical composition of electrolytes, fluids & tissues throughout the body; preserving normal bloo pressure; production erythropoietin
Created by: SPerez89
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