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List and describe the 11 systems of the human body, their functions and major organs.

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  • Submitted: 11/11/2003
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Physiology

Homework

25 September 2003

Cara Parrish

Subject : List and describe the 11 systems of the Human Body, their functions and Major Organs.

Systems

1. Skeletal System

2. Respiratory System

3 Circulatory System

4. Digestive System

5. Endocrine System

6. Reproductive System

7. Nervous System

8. Integumentary System

9. Lymphatic (& Immunity) System

10. Muscular System

11. Urinary (or Genito-Urinary) System

Functions and Major Organs

1. Skeletal

This is the name attributed to the 350 bones that keeps the rest of our body up. Although the amount of bones we

have at birth actually reduces between then and childhood to around 206, as some of our bones fuse together during

growth. Our bones are most important to us as they do 3 essential tasks :

a) The skeleton is the protection for our vital organs, including the brain, heart and lungs.

b) The skeleton makes us the shape that we are and supports our tissue otherwise we would just be a mass of

blood and flesh

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