Functions of Body Systems


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circulatory system
transport oxygen, food, and other substances throughout the body
transport some wastes to other organs for elimination
defend the body against diseases
connect all other organ systems
respiratory system
transport oxygen from the outside air to the blood
transport carbon dioxide from the blood to the outside air
digestive system
break down food pieces into much smaller pieces so they can be absorbed and transported throughout the body
nervous system
coordinate and control the actions of all organs and organ systems
excretory system
remove chemical and gaseous wastes from the blood

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