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11 Cards in this Set

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Integumentary Organ System

Epidermal and dermal regions


-secretion of salts and urea

-body temp. regulation

-vitamin D production

Skeletal Organ System

Bones, Cartilage, Tendons, Ligaments, Joints

-support and protection of organs

-levers for muscle action

-cavities provide site for blood cell formation

Muscular Organ System

Muscles attached to skeleton


-generate heat

Nervous Organ System

Brain, Spinal Cord, Nerves, and Sensory Receptors

-detect change in internal and external environment

-maintain homeostasis via electrical signals

Endocrine Organ System

Pituitary, thymus, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pineal glands; ovaries, testes, and pancreas

-maintain homeostasis

-produces chemical "messengers" that exert their effect on "target organs"

Cardiovascular Organ System

Heart, blood vessels, and blood

-transport system

-antibodies and other protein molecules in the blood act to protect the body

Lymphatic/ Immunity Organ System

Lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, tonsils, lymphoid tissues

-picks up fluid leaked from blood vessels and returns it to blood

-cleanses blood of pathogens and other debris

-houses lymphocytes (protection from antigens)

Respiratory Organ System

Nasal passages, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs

-keeps blood supplied with O2 and removes CO2

-acid/base balance of blood via carbonic acid-bicarbonate buffer system

Digestive Organ System

Oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and accessory structures

-breaks down ingested food to be absorbed into blood

-undigested residue removed as feces

Urinary Organ System

Kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra

-rids body of nitrogen-containing waste from breakdown of proteins and nucleic acids

-maintains water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance of blood

Reproductive Organ System

Male: testes, prostate gland, scrotum, penis, and duct system

Female: ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus, mammary glands, vagina