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Body Systems

Strategies

SystemMajor PartsFunction/Facts
Excretory/Urinary Kidneys, Bladder, Ureters Gets rid of excess waste water from the body
Respiratory Nasal Cavity, Pharynx, Larynx, Trachea, Bronchi, Lungs, Alveoli Gets oxygen into the body and gets carbon dioxide out
Integumentary Skin, Hair, Fingernails, Toenails Outer covering of body, first line of defense to pathogens, protects everything
Muscular Muscles, Tendons Moves the body, lines other organs
Skeletal Bones, Cartilage, Ligaments Protects and supports organs, gives shape to the body, stores calcium, makes red blood cells
Circulatory/Cardiovascular Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Red Blood Cells Moves oxygen & nutrients to cells using blood, removes carbon dioxide & wastes from cells
Reproductive Testes (Male), Ovaries (Female) Allows organisms to pass on life. Produces sex cells (23 chromosomes) that join in fertilization (46 chromosomes).
Digestive Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Small & Large Intestines, Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder, Rectum, Anus Breaks down food to a form that cells can use and absorbs it into the blood/body
Endocrine Pituitary Gland, Thyroid Gland, Adrenal Glands, Pancreas Produce hormones (chemicals) to control activities in the body
Lymphatic Lymph Nodes, Tonsils, Spleen, Lymphatic Vessels Carries fluid away from tissues and into the lymphatic capillaries - these fluids return to the blood
Immune Tonsils, Skin, White Blood Cells, Mucus, Stomach Acid Defends body from pathogens - several body systems working together
Nervous Brain, Nerves, Spinal Cord, Senses Controls everything in the body - the boss
Created by: Jtree0509