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Flashcards in Body System Deck (4):
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Integumentary

Components: skin, hair, nails, sweat glands, and oil glands
Functions: protects body; regulates body temp; eliminates some wastes; makes Vitamin D; detects sensation

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Skeletal

Components: bones and joints and cartilage
Functions: supports and protects body; provides surface area for muscles to attach to; produces blood cells; stores minerals and lipids

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Muscular

Components: Skeletal muscles (usually attached to bones)
Functions: body movements; produces heat; maintains posture

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Nervous

Components: brain, spinal cord, nerves, eyes, ears
Functions: action potential (nerve impulses) to regulate body activites; detects changes in body and responds to it