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    Digestive System The digestive system is also known as the gastrointestinal system, where the mouth is connected by a series of organs all the way through the body to the anus. This article stated, “digestion is the process in which the body breaks down our food and drinks into smaller particles to feed and nourish our cells” (“Your digestive system,” 2004). This process is important for the body to use the nutrients from food towards energy, growth, cell repair, as well as our overall well-being. In order for digestion to begin food needs to be entered into the mouth or oral cavity. This is where the teeth chew the food up and the tongue meshes the food particles together into a bolus or ball along with the help of the lips, cheeks,…

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    The skeletal system consists of two hundred and six bones, plus it is important because it protects our organs. It starts from your skull and it ends at your phalanges. It also helps to move around an support an individual. The skeletal system develops from having up to two hundred and seventy bones when an infant to having two hundred and six bones when an adult.(Zimmermann, 2015) Females and males tend to have different skeletal systems, since women give birth they need a flatter and larger…

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    The Cardiovascular system also known as the Circulatory System is an organ system that transports oxygen, nutrients, hormones and cellular waste products and permits blood to circulate and form cells in the body to nourish it with every heartbeat throughout the body.However, the Cardiovascular system is composed of the following organs, heart and blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and capillaries. One of the major structures of this system is the heart which functions to propel blood…

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    The Renal System, which is also known as the Urinary System, is made up of the kidneys, urinary bladder, urethra and ureters. The kidneys play an important role in the Renal System; they filter the blood in order to eliminate waste and produce urine, maintain the body’s fluid balance, make hormones as well as balances the levels of some of the chemicals in the blood. The urinary bladder, urethra and the ureters together make up the urinary tract. The urinary tract acts as a drainage system…

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    The Nervous System The nervous system is one of the most important systems in the human body because it sends out messages from the brain into the body parts and coordinates the body activities. This allows the body to have and be in control. The two major systems in the nervous system are the peripheral system and the central system. The autonomic nervous system is the last nervous system which controls internal body functions such as temperature regulation, blood pressure, and all other…

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    System Thinking

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    Introduction Systems thinking, as defined by today’s scholars, has been around for decades and continues to grow as researchers turn to the past, present, and future to gain a better understanding. In fact, concepts found in systems thinking go back to the time of Aristotle (Mele, Pels, & Polses, 2010; Ing, 2013). This method points out how systems have no ends, are all interconnected, and that it is impossible to completely comprehend anything (Senge, 2014). Since humans tend to want to…

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    The Endocrine System

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    The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones, which regulate metabolism, growth & development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep & mood, and tissue function. The endocrine system is made up of the pituitary gland, thryroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries, and testicles. (Frucht, 2012 p.315). A gland selects and removes materials from the blood, hormones then travel through the blood to target organs to adjust their activity. This system…

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    Skeletal System

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    The Skeletal System The skeletal system has many functions, and one function includes supporting and protecting the body while providing the shape and form of the body. The skeletal system consists of connective tissues whereas it comprises of cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments. The skeletal system also functions as a means of providing mobility and a storage unit for minerals, fats and production of blood cells. There are different components that make up the skeleton. The skeleton is…

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    Cardiorespiratory System

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    Introduction: From rest to exercise the human body’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems must integrate and adapt to changing conditions—especially during incremental increases in submaximal exercise to maximal exercise. The coordination of cardiovascular and respiratory systems coalesce to form what is known as the cardiorespiratory system (Lotric & Stefanovska, 2000). Within muscle cells there are extremely limited stores for anaerobic energy; thus, a well-coordinated cardiovascular and…

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    A healthy homo sapiens has many parts of their body that work together in unison. The parts are bodily systems that play a specific role within each and every human being. In these systems there are specific organs that carry out the the jobs of the respective system. The systems that are included in the physical makeup of a human include the circulatory, immune, skeletal, excretory, muscular, endocrine, digestive, nervous and respiratory. These systems have major similarities that are shared…

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