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Body Systems Terms to Know
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Distribution system of the body; delivers blood (oxygen), water, & other necessary nutrients to the parts of the body where they are needed. Also removes carbon dioxide, ammonia and other metabolic wastes.
Consists of organs like the heart, veins, and arteries that help move blood and lymph throughout the body.
Responsible for digestion/breakdown of food or drinks and absorption of nutrients. It also eliminates waste from the body.
Consists of stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.
Creates hormones that regulate the body's growth, metabolism (the physical and chemical processes of the body), and sexual development and function.
Consists of glands that secrete hormones.
Removes waste from the body that is produced by the process of homeostasis.
Consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
Protects the body against disease and infection by fighting off foreign invaders, infections, & disease.
White blood cells are an important factor in this system.
Responsible for the movement of the human body, stability and posture, heat production, circulation, and helping with digestion.
Consists of skeletal muscles, tendons that connect muscles to bones, and ligaments that attach bones together to form joints
The body's speedy, electrochemical communication network.
Consists of all the nerve cells (neurons) of the nervous systems.
Brings oxygen into the body and removes carbon dioxide and other waste. Responsible for gas exchange and speech.
Consists of the lungs and other structures.
Provides support, movement, protection, blood cell production, calcium storage, and endocrine regulation for the body.
Consists of various bones.
The tendency of the body to seek and maintain a condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal environment, even when faced with external changes.
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