11 Body Systems: functions and organs

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Nervous System

Receives incoming information (senses). Sends messages to the body about how to react.

Skeletal System

Provides Shape and structure to the body. Allows for movement. Protects vital organs. Produces blood cells.

Integumentary System

Protects the body from invaders by providing a tough protective layer. Warms the body. Cools the body.

Muscular System

Allows for movement of the body. Keeps head in position. Provides heat.

Endocrine System

Controls body functions using chemicals messengers called hormones.

Circulatory System

Transports oxygen, waste, nutrients, hormones, heat, etc... around the body

Respiratory System

Brings oxygen into the body. Gets rid of carbon dioxide.

Urinary System

Cleanses the blood. Rids the body of wastes. Maintains salt and water balance.

Immune System

Fights disease.

Digestive System

Breaks down food into smaller molecules. Absorbs these nutrients into the body.

Reproductive System

Produces sex cells (sperm and eggs). Produces sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen). Nurtures the unborn baby (fetus).

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