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Flashcards in Body Systems Deck (11):
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Cardiovascular system

Transports nutrients, wastes, and gases throughout the body

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Digestive system

Converts food molecules into forms that are absorbed

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Endocrine system

Main system that secretes hormones

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Integumentary system

Provides outer covering

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Lymphatic system

Transports excess fluids from tissues to blood

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Muscular system

Maintains posture, generates most body heat

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Nervous system

Stimulates muscles to contract, interprets information from sensory units

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Reproductive system

Produces new organisms

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Respiratory system

Exchanges gases between air and blood

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Skeletal system

Provides framework for soft tissues, produces blood cells in red marrow

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Urinary system

Removes liquid wastes from blood and transports them outside