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Human Body Systems

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The framework of the body, consisting of bones and other connective tissues, which protects and supports the body tissues and internal organs. Skeletal System
An organ system consisting of skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles. It permits movement of the body, maintains posture, and circulates blood throughout the body. Muscular System
The system that circulates blood and lymph through the body, consisting of the heart, blood vessels, blood, lymph, and the lymphatic vessels and glands. Circulatory System (aka Cardiovascular or Vascular System)
It begins with the mouth and extends through the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine, ending with the rectum and anus. Digestive System
The collection of glands of an organism that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system to be carried towards distant target organs. Endocrine System
The network of nerve cells and fibers that transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body. Nervous System
The set of organs that allows a person to breathe and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body. Examples: human's nasal passages, larynx, trachea, bronchial tubes and lungs. Respiratory System
The body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, this system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease. Immune System
Consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra. Each kidney consists of millions of functional units called nephrons. Urinary System (Renal System)
Contains two main parts: the uterus, which hosts the developing fetus, produces vaginal and uterine secretions, and can pass sperm through to the Fallopian tubes; and the ovaries, which produce the female's egg cells. Female Reproductive System
Sperm are produced in the testes and conveyed to the female in a fluid called semen, which passes out of the body through the penis. Other parts of the include the prostate gland, the scrotum, and the urethra. Male Reproductive System
The organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside. The system comprises the skin and its appendages (including hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails). Integumentary System
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