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Integumentary

protects the body from injury, infection, and dehydration; help regulate body temperature; eliminates some waste; produces Vitamin D

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Skeletal

creates framework, protects internal organs, produces blood cells, acts as levers for muscles

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Muscular

produces movement, protects internal organs, produces body heat, maintains posture

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Nervous

coordinates and controls body activities

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Special Senses

allows body to react to environment by providing sight, hearing, taste, smell and balance

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Circulatory

carries oxygen and nutrients to the body; carries waste products away from cells; help produce cells to fight infection

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Lymphatic

carries tissue fluids and waste to blood; assists with fighting infection

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Respiratory

breathes in oxygen and eliminates carbon dioxide

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Digestive

digests food physically and chemically; transports food, absorbs nutrients and eliminates waste

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Urinary

filters blood to maintain fluids and electrolyte balance in the body; produces and eliminates urine

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Endocrine

produces and secretes hormones to regulate body processes

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Reproductive

provides for reproduction