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bio213lecture7 - Human Organ Systems A Focus on the...

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1 Human Organ Systems: A Focus on the Reproductive System Emily Taylor, Ph.D. Biological Sciences [email protected] Lecture Outline • Nervous system: brain and spinal cord • Endocrine system: glands and hormones • Cardiovascular system: heart, lungs, and blood • Urinary system: kidneys • Digestive system: stomach and intestines Reproductive system: testes, ovaries, and uterus
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2 The brain and spinal cord send signals via neurons to organs and muscles. The nervous system coordinates the activity of other organ systems.
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3 Spinal Cord Injury The endocrine system also coordinates the activity of other organ systems. • Example: The pituitary gland secretes growth hormone, which causes growth of bones before puberty.
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Endocrine Disorders Gigantism Acromegaly The cardiovascular system is a means for the transport of gases, nutrients, wastes, and hormones throughout the body. • The lungs oxygenate blood. • The heart pumps
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