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12 Cards in this Set

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The hematopoietic system
Comprised of blood and blood-forming tissues.
The lymphatic system
Composed of a network of vessels and glands that are largely responsible for the immunity within the body.
The musculoskeletal system
Formed of bones, muscles, and connective tissues, provides for the overall structure and movement of the body.
The cardiovascular system
Comprised of the heart and blood vessels, provides continual circulation of the blood.
The respiratory system
Consisting of airways running from the nose to the lungs, provides for the needed exchange of gases like O2 and CO2.
The neurologic system
Made up of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, controls many of the other organ systems with neuroelectrical input.
The alimentary system
Or digestive system, provides for the intake of nutrients for the body and disposal of some wastes.
The urinary system
Composed of the kidneys and urinary bladder, is also critical for the removal of toxic wastes from the body as well as the maintenance of water and electrolyte balance.
The reproductive system
Provides the means for animals to propagate their species.
The endocrine system
Comprising various glands, provides chemical (hormonal) control over many body functions.
The integumentary system
Comprises the largest organ of the body, the skin, and its associated structures.
Veterinary Technician's ultimate goals are...
to restore and maintain homeostasis in our patients.