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Human-Anatomy 1.3

The body's organ systems and their major functions

integumentary forms the external covering, and protects deeper tissues from injury. Dynthesizes vitimin D, and houses cutaneous (pain, pressure, ect.) receptors and sweat and oil glands.
skeletal protects and supports body organs, and provides framework the muscles use to cause movement. Blood cells are formed within bones. Bones store minerals.
muscular allows manipulation of the enviroment, locomotion, and facial expression, maintains posture and produces heat.
nervous as the fast acting control system of the body, it responds to internal and external changes by activating appropriate musles and glands, muscle contraction or gland secretion.
endocrine glands secrete hormones that regulate processes such as growth, reproduction and nutrient use (metabolism) by body cells
cardiovascular blood vessels transport blood, which carries oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, wastes, etc. The heart pumps blood.
lymphatic (immunity)picks up fliid leaked from blood vessels and returns it to blood. Disposes or debris in the lymphatic stream, houses white blood cells (lymphocytes)involved in immunity.
respiratory keeps blood constantly supplied with oxygen and removes carbon dioxide. The faseous exchanges occur through the walls of the air sacs of the lungs.
digestive breaks down food into absorbable units that enter the blood for distribution to body cells. Indigestible food stuffs are eliminated as feces.
urinary eliminates hitrogenous wastes from the body. Regulates water, electrolyte and acid base balance of the blood.
reproductive overall function is production of offspring
Created by: rbrandt