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Bio 10A

Animal Systems

TermDefinition
Integumentary system System consisting of the skin and its associated structures, such as the hair, nails, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands
Skeletal system Supports the body; protects internal organs; allows movement; stores mineral reserves; provides a site for blood cell formation
Muscular system Works with skeletal system to produce voluntary movement; helps to circulate blood and move food through the digestive system
Circulatory system Brings oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to cells; fights infection; removes cell waste; helps to regulate body temperature
Endocrine system A system of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone into the bloodstream to regulate the body
Nervous system Recognizes and coordinates the body's response to changes in its internal and external environments
Digestive system Converts foods into simpler molecules that can be used by the cells of the body; absorbs food; eliminates wastes
Reproductive system Produces reproductive cells; in females, nurtures and protects developing embryo
Lymphatic system Helps protect the body from disease; collects fluid lost from blood vessels and returns the fluid to the circulatory system
Excretory system Eliminates waste products from the body in order to maintain homeostasis
Respiratory system Provides oxygen needed for cellular respiration and removes excess carbon dioxide from the body
Tissue A collection of interconnected cells that perform a similar function within an organism
Organ A collection of tissues joined in structural unit to serve a common function
Organ system A group of organs related by a common larger function or set of functions
Homeostasis The ability of an organism or cell to maintain equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes
Created by: tneal1