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Organs and their primary functions

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Nails
protects and stiffens distal tips of digits
Hair follicles
produce hair
bone marrow
acts as primary site of red and white blood cell production
bone
support, protects soft tissue
heart
propels blood
blood vessels
distribute blood through the body
Brain
performs complex integration functions
spinal cord
relays information to and from brain
pineal gland
may control timing of reproduction
pancreas
regulates blood glucose levels
spleen
monitors circulating blood
lymph nodes
monitors the composition of lymph
trachea
filters air
larynx
protects opening to trachea
liver
secretes bile
stomach
secretes acids and enzymes
kindeys
from and concentrate urine
urethra
conducts urine to exterior
testes
produce sperm and hormones
prostate gland
secretes fluid and enzymes
ovaries
produces oocytes and hormones
mammary gland
produce milk