Organ System Relationships

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Relationships with the Skeletal
endocrine: releases hormones that regulate both growth & release of Ca.
lymphatic: contains immune cells that protect against pathogens, removes excess fluid
digestive: provides nutrients needed for mineralization of bones
urinary: activates vitamin D (needed for Ca absorption into the bone) & removes wastes
muscular: determines bone shape, pulls against the bone to increase bone strength. places stress on bones during exercise which increases the deposit of calcium into bones.
nervous: senses pain stimuli in bones & joints
respiratory: provides oxygen & nutrients while removing waste
reproductive system: influences shape of skeletal form
integumentary: provides vitamin D needed for Ca absorption.
Relationships with the Muscular
endocrine: releases hormones that influence musclestrength
nervous: regulates & coordinates muscle activity
reproductive: encourages larger muscle size in men
skeletal: bones provide levers for muscular activity
Relationships with the Nervous
endocrine: releases hormones that regulate the metabolism of neurons
urinary: helps dispose of metabolic wastes& maintains the correct electrolyte arrangement
- testosterone from the reproductive system stimulates the development of the male reproductive organs, encourages growth of bone & muscle, & helps maintain muscle strength.
Relationships with the endocrine
lymphatic: provides means of transportation for some hormones
muscular: provides protection for some endocrine glands
nervous: controls the secretions of hormones from the pituitary gland
Relationships with the Circulatory
Endocrine: Hormones from here influence blood pressure
Urinary: helps regulate blood volume & pressure by adjusting urinary volume
Nervous: controls B/P, H/R, & distribution of blood to various parts of the body.
Reproductive: In women, estrogen helps preserve vascular health
Integumentary: allows heat to escape by dilating superficial blood vessels
Skeletal: blood cells are formed in the marrow of the bones in the skeletal system
Relationships with the Digestive
Skeletal: Increased skeletal muscle activity increases the motility of the GI tract.
Relationship with Integumentary
Respiratory & Digestive: provide oxygen & nutrients to the skin to help it remain healthy.
Circulatory: Oxygen & nutrients for the skin travel through blood vessels in the Cardiovascular system
Lymphatic: picks up excess fluid from the skin to avoid excess swelling
Skeletal:d provides shape & support
Endocrine: hormones from here regulate hair growth & hydration
Integumentary: serves to protect internal organs, including those in the reproductive system.
Relationships with the Lymphatic
Urinary: helps with proper lymphatic functioning by helping maintain proper water/ acid-base/ electrolyte balance of the blood
Nervous: helps control the immune response
Reproductive & Integumentary: acidic secretions from both these systems prevent bacterial growth
Relationships with the Respiratory
Muscular: aids in producing volume changes (the diaphragm & intercostal muscles)
Nervous: regulates breathing rate & depth
Relationships with the Reproductive
Lymphatic: transports sex hormones
Muscular: system is involved in child birth
Respiratory: respiratory rate increases during pregnancy
Relationships with the Urinary
Endocrine: helps regulate the reabsorption of water & electrolytes in the kidneys
Digestive: the liver synthesizes urea that must be excreted by the kidneys.
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