The 12 Systems - H A & PI

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Lymphatic System
- returns fluid to blood - defends against pathogens thymus, lymph nodes, spleen, lymphatic vessels
Respiratory System
- removes carbon dioxide from the body - delivers oxygen to the body nasal passage, trachea, lungs
Muscular System
- enables movement (with skeletal system) - helps maintain body temperature skeletal muscles, tendons
Nervous System
- detects and processes sensory information - activates bodily responses brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves
Integumentary System
- encloses internal body structures - site of many sensory receptors hair, skin, nails
Skeletal System
- supports the body - enables movement (with muscular system) cartilage, bones, joints
Endocrine System
- secretes hormones - regulates body processes pituitary gland, thyroid gland, pancreas, adrenal glands, testes, ovaries
Cardiovascular System
- delivers oxygen and nutrients to tissues - equalizes temperature in the body heart, blood vessels
Digestive System
- processes food for use by the body - removes wastes from undigested food stomach, liver, gall bladder, large intestine, small intestine
Urinary System
- controls water balance in the body - removes wastes from blood and excretes them kidneys, urinary bladder
Male Reproductive System
- produces sex hormones and gametes - delivers gametes to female epididymis, testes
Female Reproductive System
- produces sex hormones and gametes - supports embryo/fetus until birth - produces milk for infant mammary glands, ovaries, uterus