Body Systems - functions


Terms in this set (...)

Digestive System
breaks down food, absorbs nutrients, and eliminates solid waste
Respiratory System
Takes in oxygen and removes carbon dioxide
Reproductive System
Enables body to produce offspring
Nervous System
Controls the body's activities; responds to internal and external stimuli
Skeletal System
Protects internal organs, produces blood cells, gives shape and support
Endocrine System
Produces hormones that help regulate some of the body's activities
Immune System
Fights off pathogens (harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi)
Muscular System
Enables the body to move
Circulatory System
Carries needed materials through the body and picks up wastes
Integumentary System
Protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside
Excretory System
Filters and removes toxic waste materials from the body