Body Systems

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Digestive System
performs the function of breaking down food into smaller and smaller components that the body can absorb.
Central Nervous System
part of the nervous system that is made up of the brain and spinal cord
Organ System
when a group of organs work together to perform a specific function
Respiratory System
responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. The primary organs of this system are the lungs.
Circulatory System
circulates blood around the body via the heart, arteries and veins, delivering oxygen and nutrients to organs and cells and carrying their waste products away.
Muscular System
enables the body to move.
Skeletal System
supports and gives shape to the body and protects its organs.
Nervous System
the set or organs that uses information from the senses to control all body systems.
Brain
an organ in the central nervous system that sends and receives messages from other body organs.
Spinal Cord
a thick bundle of nerves inside the spine that carries messages to and from the brain.
Peripheral Nerve
a nerve that is not part of the central nervous system and receives sensory information from cells in the body.
Tissue
A group of cells that work together to perform a specific function.
Organ
A group of tissues that work together to perform a specific job. (heart, lungs, skin)
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