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Organ systems

TermDefinition
Integumentary -forms the skin -protects deeper tissue -helps regulate body temperature -location of cutaneous nerve receptors
Skeletal -consists of bones, cartilage, ligaments, & joints -supports the body -provides muscle attachment -site of blood cell formation -stores minerals
Muscular -skeletal muscles contract or shorten -produces movement of bones
Nervous -fast acting control system -consists of brain, spinal cord, nerves, & sensory receptors -responds to internal & external changes -sends messages via nerve impulses to central nervous system -CNS activates effectors (muscle & glands)
Endocrine: glands -pituitary gland -thyroid & parathyroids -adrenal glands -thymus -pancreas -ovaries (F) testes (M)
Endocrine: secretes regulatory horomones -growth -reproduction -metablism
Cardiovascular: includes heart & blood vessels -heart pumps blood -vessels transport blood to tissues
Cardiovascular: transports materials in body via blood pumped by heart -oxygen & carbon dioxide -nutrients -wastes
Lymphatic -includes lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, & lymphoid organs -returns leaked fluids back to blood vessels -cleanses blood -involved in immunity
Respiratory -includes nasal passages, pharnyx, larnyx, trachea, bronchi, & lungs -supplies blood with oxygen -removes carbon dioxide
Digestive -includes oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small & large intestines, & accessory organs -breaks down food -allows for nutrient absorption into blood -eliminates indigestible material as feces
Urinary -includes kidneys, ureters, urinary, bladder, & ureatha -eliminates nitrogenous wastes -maintains acid-base balance -regulates water & electrolytes
Reproductive: (M) -includes testes, scrotum, penis, accessory glands, & duct system -testes produce sperm -duct system carries sperm to exterior
Reproductive: (F) -includes ovaries, uterine tube, uterus, & vagina -ovaries produce eggs -uterus provides site of development for fetus
Created by: kajones97