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Body Systems

Medical Terminology Chapter 2 Body Systems

TermDefinition
Circulatory System heart, blood, and blood vessels; transports blood throughout the body
Lymphatic System lymph vessels and nodes carry lymph (clear fluid). It contains white blood cells that fight against disease and play an important role in immunity
Digestive System brings food into the body and breaks it down; it also removes waste that cannot be broken down
Endocrine System glands that secrete hormones that are chemical messengers for other glands and organs
Reproductive System male and female systems that produce hormones and allow for reproduction
Musculoskeletal System muscles, bones, joints, and other connective tissue such as cartilage; support the body and allows movement
Nervous System carries electrical messages to and from the brain and spinal cord
Respiratory System control breathing, process of air entering and leaving the body
Skin and Sense Organ System skin, eyes, and ears; receives messages from the environment and sends them to the brain
Urinary System produces urine and excretes it through the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra
Created by: amcdoulett