Organ system/Function

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cparada
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190090
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Organ system/Function
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2012-12-18 15:40:01
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Organ functions
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  1. Integumentary System
    Protects against environmental hazards; helps control body temperature
  2. Skeletal System
    • Provides support;
    • Protects tissues;
    • Stores minerals;
    • Forms blood
  3. Muscular system
    • Produces movement and locomotion;
    • Provides support;
    • Generates heat
  4. Nervous system
    Directs immediate response to stimuli, usually by coordinating the activities of other organ systems
  5. Endocrine system
    Directs long-term changes in other organ systems
  6. Cardiovascular system
    transports cells and dissolved materials, including nutrients, wastes, and gases
  7. Lymphoid system
    • Defends against infection and disease;
    • Returns tissue fluid to the bloodstream
  8. Respiratory system
    Delivers air to sites where gas exchange can occur between the air and circulating blood
  9. Digestive system
    • Processes food;
    • Absorbs nutrients;
    • Eliminates waste products
  10. Urinary system
    Eliminates excess water, salts, and waste products
  11. Male reproductive system
    Produces sex cells and hormones
  12. Female reproductive system
    Produces sex cells and hormones

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