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The Organ Systems

TermDefinition
Integumentary skin, hair, sweat glands, nails
Integumentary protects against environmental hazards, helps regulate body temp, provides sensory info
Skeletal bones, cartilages, associated ligaments, bone marrow
Skeletal provides support and protection for other tissues, stores calcium and other minerals, forms blood cells
Muscular skeletal muscles and associated tendons
Muscular provides movement, provides protection and support for other tissues, generates heat that maintains body temp
Nervous brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, sense organs
Nervous directs immediate responses to stimuli, coordinates or moderates activities of other organ systems, provides and interprets sensory info about external conditions.
Endocrine pituitary gland, thyroid gland, pancreas, adrenal glands, gonads, endocrine tissues in other systems
Endocrine directs long-term changes in the activities of other organ systems, adjust metabolic activity and energy use by the body, controls many structural and functional changes during development.
Cardiovascular heart, blood, blood vessels
Cardiovascular distributes blood cells, water and dissolved materials including nutrients, waste products, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. distributes heat and assists in control of body temp
Lymphatic spleen, thymus, lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, tonsils
Lymphatic defends against infection and disease, returns tissue fluids to the bloodstream
Respiratory nasal cavities, sinuses, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, alveoli
Respiratory delivers air to alveoli (sites in lungs where gas exchange occurs), provides oxygen to the bloodstream, removes carbon dioxide from the bloodstream, produces sounds for communication
Digestive teeth, tongue, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas
Digestive processes and digests food, absorbs and conserves water, absorbs nutrients, stores energy reserves
Urinary kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra
Urinary Excretes waste products from the blood, controls water balance by regulating volume of urine produced, stores urine prior to voluntary elimination, regulates blood ion concentrations and pH
Male Reproductive testes, epididymides, ductus deferentia, seminal vesicles, prostate land, penis, scrotum
Male Reproductive produces male sex cells (sperm), seminal fluids, and hormones. sexual intercourse
Female Reproductive ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus, vagina, labia, clitoris, mammary glands
Female Reproductive produces female sex cells (oocytes) and hormones, supports developing embryo from conception to delivery, provides milk to nourish newborn infant, sexual intercourse.
Created by: kickincarroll