anatomy

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anatomy
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2011-06-11 00:24:52
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organ systems
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  1. how many organ systems are there?
    11
  2. What is the main function of the integumentary system?
    • Forms external body covering
    • protects deep tissue
    • synthezise vitamin D
    • location of receptors, sweat glands, etc.
  3. What is the main function of the skeletal system?
    • protects
    • supports
    • produces movement
    • forms blood cells
    • stores minerals
  4. What is the main function of the muscular system?
    • Produces movement
    • produces heat
  5. What is the main function of the nervous system?
    • control system of body
    • responds to changes by activating muscles and glands
  6. What is the main function of the endocrine system?
    Produces hormones that regulate growth, reproduction, and nutrients.
  7. What is the main function of the cardiovascular system?
    Blood vessels transport blood which carries oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, wastes, etc.
  8. What is the main function of the lymphatic system?
    • picks up fluid leaked from blood vessels and returns them to the blood
    • houses white blood cells
  9. What is the main function of the respiratory system?
    keeps the blood constantly supplied with blood and removes carbon dioxide
  10. What is the main function of the digestive system?
    breaks down food into absorbable units that enter the blood
  11. What is the main function of the urinary system?
    • eliminates nitrogenous wastes
    • regulates water
    • electrolytes and acid-base balance of blood
  12. What is the function of the reproductive system?
    to produce offspring

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