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Body Systems Functions

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Circulatory System
The body system responsible for carrying materials through out the body
Nervous system
The body system of specialized cells that carry electrical messages throughout the body
Respiratory system
The body system in which oxygen is brought into the body and carbon dioxide is released; major
Digestive System
The body system that takes in, breaks down, and absorbs nutrients that are necessary for growth
Excretory system
The body system that helps rid the body of wastes, toxins, and excess water
Endocrine System
What organ system is responsible for producing hormones that travel through the blood stream and affect activities throughout the body.
Skeletal System
The body system that protects and supports the body
Immune System
To kill pathogens that have invaded the body
Digestive System
The organ system that is made up the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine
Muscular System
This system is primarily responsible for internal and external movement of the body
Integumentary System
This system is the body's first layer of defense to fight illnesses
reproductive system
system of organs involved in producing offspring

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