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What is "Homeostasis"?
The maintenance of keeping a stable environment inside your body.
[ex. if you jump into a cold lake, homeostasis helps you adapt to the cold water.
What is a "Tissue"?
It is a group of similar cells working together.
[ex. 4 main kinds of tissues are:
Epithelial tissue, nervous tissue, muscle tissue, connective tissue.
What is an "Organ"?
An organ is 2 or more tissues working together to preform a specialized function for the body.
[ex. a heart is an organ
What is a "Organ System"?
Organs that work together make up an organ system.
What is the "Integumentary System"?
Your skin, hair, and nails.
What is the "Muscular System"?
Muscular System works with your skeletal system to help you move.
What is the "Skeletal System"?
Your bones provide a frame to support and protect your body parts.
What is the "Cardiovascular System"?
Your heart pumps blood through all of your blood vessels.
What is the "Respiratory System"?
Your lungs obsorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide.
What is the "Urinary System"?
Your Urinary System removes waste from the blood and regulates your body's fluides.
What are the "Male and Female Reproductive Systems"?
Male=Produces and delivers sperm.
Female=Produces eggs and nurishes and protects the feutus.
What is the "Nervous System"?
It recieves and send electrical messages throughout the body.
What is the "Digestive System"?
It breaks down the food you eat into nutrients that your body can obsorb.
What is the "Lymphatic System"?
It returns leaked fluids to blood vessels and helps get rid of bacteria and viruses.
What is the "Endocrine System"?
Your glands send out chemical messages. Ovaries and testes are part of this system.