Descriptions of Some of the Major Systems of the Human Body

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Digestive System

breaks down and absorbs nutrients that are necessary for growth and maintenance

Respiratory System

provides gas exchange between the blood and the environment (oxygen comes in and carbon dioxide leaves)

Reproductive System

makes cells that allow for reproduction

Circulatory System

move nutrients, gasses (such as oxygen and CO2), and wastes through the body

Protection from Disease (Immune) System

destroys and removes pathogens from the body

Movement, control, and coordination (nervous) system

relays electrical signals through the body to allow for movement, control, and coordination

Skeletal System

holds all of the bones in the body and the tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and cartilage that connect them

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