A&P I Body Systems
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forms the external body covering and protects deeper tissues from injury
protects and supports body organs and provides a framework the muscles use to cause movement
allows manipulation of the environment, locomotion, and facial expression; maintains posture and produces heat
fast acting control system of the body, it responds to internal and external changes by activating appropriate muscles and glands
glands secrete hormones that regulate processes such as growth, reproduction, and nutrient use (metabolism) by body cells
blood vessels transport blood, which carries oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, wastes, etc.
lymphatic system/ immunity
picks up fluid leaked from blood vessels and returns it to blood; disposes of debris in the lymphatic stream; houses white blood cells involved in immunity
keeps blood constantly supplied with oxygen and removes carbon dioxide; the gaseous exchanges occur through the walls of the air sacs of the lungs
breaks down food into absorbable units that enter the blood for distribution to body cells; indigestible foodstuffs are eliminated as feces
eliminates nitrogenous wastes from the body; regulates water, electrolyte and acid-base balance of the blood
male and female reproductive system
overal function is production of offspring
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