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organ systems

Tuesday 9 August 2016

organ system;

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Definition: The organ systems are biological systems producing a vital function as respiration , digestion , circulation , reproduction , excretion , locomotion , etc...

See also : system / systems

Examples

- cardiovascular system / circulatory system : pumping and channeling blood to and from the body and lungs

  • heart , blood vessels, blood

- respiratory system : the organs used for breathing

- locomotory system : structural support and protection

  • bones , cartilage , joints, ligaments , muscles , tendons

- reproductive system : the sex organs

- digestive system : digestion and processing food

-  urinary system : involved in fluid balance, electrolyte balance and excretion of urine.

-  endocrine system : communication within the body using hormones made by endocrine glands

- lymphatic system : structures involved in the transfer of lymph between tissues and the blood stream; The lymphatic system includes functions including immune responses and development of antibodies.

  • lymph , lymph vessels, lymph nodes

- nervous system : collecting, transferring and processing information
_* brain , spinal cord , peripheral nervous system

- tegumentary system :

  • skin , hair , fat , nails

- locomotory system

  • bones , joints , muscles , motor nerves , tendons

See also : levels of organization

- organism