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ORGAN SYSTEMS - and many glands including the pancreas...

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1. ORGAN SYSTEMS 1. Integumentary Body covering. Skin, hair, nails, sweat glands. Function: protect underlying tissues and regulate body temperature 2. Skeletal Bones, ligaments, cartilage Function: Support , movement, protection, and production of blood cells 3. Muscular Muscles of the body Function: Movement, maintenance of posture, production of body heat 4. Nervous Brain, spinal cord, nerves through the body Function: Communication throughout body, mental activities, maintaining homeostasis 5. Endocrine Ductless glands = pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thymus, pineal glands Function: Secretion of hormones, communication between body parts 6. Digestive Mouth, teeth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gall bladder,
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Unformatted text preview: and many glands including the pancreas Function: Breakdown of food substances into simpler forms that can be absorbed (digestion). 7. Circulatory Heart, blood vessels, blood. Function: Transports materials throughout the body. *Lymphatic system usually included with the circulatory system 8. Urinary Kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra Function: Removes ("filters") wastes from the blood and helps maintain the body's water and electrolyte balance 9. Reproductive Reproductive organs, primarily the ovaries (females) and testes (males) Function: Produce special reproductive cells for reproduction...
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