System Overview notes

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Body Systems Overview Notesheet Functions coordinates the body’s response to changes in its internal and external environments serves as a barrier against infection and injury; helps to regulate body temperature; provides protection against UV radiation from sun supports the body; protects internal organs; allows movement; stores mineral reserves; provides a site for blood cell formation works with skeletal system to produce voluntary movement; helps to circulate blood and move food through the digestive system brings oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to cells; fights infection; regulates body temperature Human Organs brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves skin, hair, nails, sweat and oil glands bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons skeletal muscle, smooth muscle and cardiac muscle heart, blood vessels, blood Unique Structures in Animals Nerve net in hydra, ganglia (clusters of nerve cells); size of structures in brain (cerebrum) varies depending on complexity of lifestyle (cephalization)
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2010 for the course BSCI BSCI 110B taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '09 term at Vanderbilt.

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