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Organs

Human Body Systems - 5th Grade
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bladder
elastic, muscular organ that holds urine until it leaves the body
brain
that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers
ears
receptor organs for the sense of hearing; also help to maintain balance
eyes
the sense organs that enable you to see the objects in you environment
heart
the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs
intestines
organ that absorbs food and sends it thru the body
kidney
either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
large intestines
organ where water is absorbed from the food and taken into the blood stream. prepares undigested food for elimination from body
liver
Large organ just above the stomach that produces bile
lung
the central organ of the respiratory system in which oxygen from the air is exchanged with carbon dioxide from the blood
pancreas
organ under the stomach; produces insulin (for transport of sugar into cells) and enzymes (for digestion of foods)
skin
body covering of a living animal
small intestines
Organ where most chemical digestion and absorption takes place
stomach
elastic, muscular sac where some chemical and some mechanical digestion take place