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Systems overview and Homeostasis

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  • Q1
    Organs: hair, skin, nails, sweat glands Function: protect against environmental hazards; control body temp.
    Integumentary System
  • Q2
    Organs: axial & appendicular skeletons (bones, joints, cartilage) Function: provides support; protect tissues; store minerals; form blood cells
    Skeletal System
  • Q3
    Organs: Axial & Appendicular skeletal muscles Function: allows locomotion; provides support; produces heat
    Muscular System
  • Q4
    Organs: brain, spinal cord, nerves Function: direct immediate responses to stimuli; coordinates activities of organ systems
    Nervous System
  • Q5
    Organs: Pineal/Pituitary/Thyroid/Parathyroid/Adrenal glands; hypothalamus; pancreas; thymus; ovaries/testes Function: directs long-term changes in activities of other organ systems (by way of hormones)
    Endocrine System
  • Q6
    Organs: heart, blood vessels, blood Function: transport cells, nutrients, wastes & gases throughout body
    Cardiovascular System
  • Q7
    Organs: thymus; spleen; lymph vessels & nodes; tonsils; lymphatic fluid Function: defends against infection/disease; returns extra fluid from tissues to bloodstream
    Lymphatic System
  • Q8
    Organs: pharynx; larynx; trachea; bronchi; lungs Function: deliver air to sites where gas exchange can occur between air & circulating blood (intake oxygen & expel CO2)
    Respiratory System
  • Q9
    Organs: mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines, anus Function: processes food & absorbs nutrients; eliminate waste
    Digestive System
  • Q10
    Organs: kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra Function: eliminates excess water, salts, & waste products from bloodstream
    Urinary System
  • Q11
    Organs: testes, epididymis; ductus deferns; seminal vesical; prostate gland; penis Function: produces sperm & testosterone
    Male Reproductive System
  • Q12
    Organs: mammary glands; uterus; ovaries; uterine tubes; vagina Function: produces eggs & estrogen/progesterone; supports embryonic/fetal development from fertilization to birth; produces milk
    Female Reproductive System
  • Q13
    The mechanisms involved in the maintenance of a stable, internal environment. The body's ability to physiologically regulate its inner environment to ensure its stability in response to fluctuations in the outside environment.
  • Q14
    A structure (sensory nerve ending) of the nervous system that detects stimuli. A structure which, on receiving environmental stimuli, produces an informative nerve impulse that is sent to the control center.
  • Q15
    Muscles or glands that receive a message from the control center and produce a desired EFFECT. Ex: produce sweat that allows water to evaporate from the surface of the skin and cool the body.

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