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Integumentary

Forms external body covering, protects deeper tissue from injury, synthesizes vitamin D, location of skin senses

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Skeletal

Protects, supports, framework for muscles, makes blood cells, stores minerals

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Muscular

Allows movement, locomotion, facial expressions, maintains posture, produces heat

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Nervous

Control system, response to internal and external changes by activating appropriate muscles and glands

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Endocrine

Glands secret hormones that regulate processes such as growth, reproduction and metabolism

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Cardiovascular

Blood vessels transport blood, heart pumps blood

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Lymphatic

Picks up fluid leaked from blood vessels and returns it to the blood, disposes of debris, houses white blood cells

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Respiratory

Keeps blood supplied with oxygen and removes carbon dioxide

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Digestive

Breaks down food into absorbable units, eliminates undigestible material as feces

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Urinary

Removes nitrogenous wastes from body, regulates water, electrolyte and acid-base balance of blood

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Reproductive

Production of sex cells that will lead to offspring, produces male/female hormones