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11 Body Systems

Identify functions of the 11 systems of the human body

TermDefinition
Integumentary System The skin performs six primary functions which include, protection, absorption, excretion, secretion, regulation and sensation. The skin functions as our first line of defense against toxins, radiation and harmful pollutants
Skeletal System The body system composed of bones and cartilage and performs the following critical functions for the human body: supports the body. facilitates movement. protects internal organs.
Muscular System Main function is movement, but it also helps stabilize our joints, maintain our posture and generate heat during activity.
Endocrine System Made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones, chemical substances produced in the body that regulate the activity of cells or organs.
Respiratory System A series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. The primary organs of the respiratory system are the lungs, which carry out this exchange of gases as we breathe.
Cardiovascular System Consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood. This system has three main functions: Transport of nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to cells throughout the body and removal of metabolic wastes (carbon dioxide, nitrogenous wastes).
Lymphatic & Immune System Responsible for the removal of interstitial fluid from tissues. It absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats as chyle from the digestive system. It transports white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones.
Digestive System Digestion and absorption.
Urinary System Also known as the renal system, produces, stores and eliminates urine, the fluid waste excreted by the kidneys.
Reproductive System System of sex organs within an organism which work together for the purpose of sexual reproduction.
Blood Has three main functions: transport, protection and regulation.
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