the body systems

by madison anderson

circulatory system

  • The circulatory system is a vast network of organs and vessels that is responsible for the flow of blood, nutrients, oxygen and other gases, and hormones to and from cells. Without the circulatory system, the body would not be able to fight disease or maintain a stable internal environment — such as proper temperature and pH — known as homeostasis.
  • major organs are the heart, lungs, arteries, and veins.
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digestive system

  • The human digestive system is a series of organs that converts food into essential nutrients that are absorbed into the body and moves the unused waste material out of the body. It is essential to good health because if the digestive system shuts down, the body cannot be nourished or rid itself of waste.
  • the liver and gallbladder are major organs of the digestive system
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endocrine system

  • The endocrine system is the collection of glands, each of which secretes different types of hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood, among other things.

  • major organs are the pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, gland, thyroid, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, gastrointestinal tract and adrenal glands.
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muscular system

  • The muscular system is responsible for the movement of the human body. Attached to the bones of the skeletal system are about 700 named muscles that make up roughly half of a person's body weight. Each of these muscles is a discrete organ constructed of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves.
  • major organs are gonads, spleen, liver, and kidneys
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reproductive system

  • The reproductive system is a collection of organs that work together for the purpose of producing a new life.
  • The major organs in the male's system are the penis and testicles. In the female, the vulva, ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes are all part of the reproductive system.
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excretory system

  • The main function of the excretory system is to remove wastes products of metabolism from the body thus preventing damage to its tissues. It includes the skin, the large intestines, the kidneys and the liver.
  • kidneys are major organs
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respiratory system

  • main function is to take in carbon & oxygen
  • main organs are lungs

urinary system

  • The main function of the urinary system is formation and elimination of urine.
  • main organs are kidneys
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integumentary system

  • Its main function is to act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also functions to retain body fluids, protect against disease, eliminate waste products, and regulate body temperature.
  • main organ is skin
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nervous system

  • the nervousness system send signals through the brain
  • main organs are brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

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