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Ch 23: FTCE Biology: Overview of the Human Body

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Use these text and video lessons for an overview of the human body. This chapter will review all the systems and functions that you will need to know for the FTCE Biology test.

FTCE Biology: Overview of the Human Body - Chapter Summary

The instructors in this chapter will review the purpose and parts of various systems in the human body, including the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the excretory system, and more. The videos can help you prepare to answer questions on the FTCE Biology exam that ask you to:

  • Understand the functions of the digestive
  • Describe feedback loops in the endocrine system
  • Discuss the parts and functions of the nervous system
  • Explain the function of the integumentary system
  • Identify the parts of the skeletal and muscular system
  • Describe the functions and structures of the male and female reproductive systems
  • Illustrate how the human immune system works

The lessons in the FTCE Biology chapter are engaging and informative and allow you to study at any time that works with your schedule. Use the videos, lesson transcripts, and quizzes to make sure you fully understand the material. Follow your progress in the dashboard.

12 Lessons in Chapter 23: FTCE Biology: Overview of the Human Body
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The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

1. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Functions of the Lymphatic System

2. Functions of the Lymphatic System

In this lesson, you will learn about the lymphatic system and the vital role it plays in keeping the cardiovascular system working. You'll discover how the lymphatic system (with its lymphatic vessels and capillaries) quietly works in the background to return leaked fluids back to the blood.

Excretory System

3. Excretory System

Each year in the U.S., close to 400,000 people with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatment in order to remove waste, remove excess fluid and restore electrolyte balance. Kidneys, the workhorses of the excretory system, perform these same functions more effectively than any machine. In this lesson, we'll talk about how the excretory system removes toxic substances from the body.

Overview of the Human Digestive System

4. Overview of the Human Digestive System

Discover how the human digestive system works - one of the most important systems in the human body. Learn what each part does, and then see how much you remember with a quick quiz.

Structures & Functions of the Endocrine System

5. Structures & Functions of the Endocrine System

This lesson will cover the basics of the endocrine system. We will discuss different types of hormones and examine how the glands and hormones work together to make up this system.

Feedback Loops in the Endocrine System

6. Feedback Loops in the Endocrine System

Your endocrine system regulates many important bodily functions. To do this, it relies on a constant source of information from chemical messengers in your body. This feedback is essential to proper cellular function, most of which goes on without you even noticing.

The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

7. The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

Your nervous system allows you to experience the world around you and react to it. It's a complex system that's split into two main parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Read on to learn the parts and functions of the system.

What is the Function of the Integumentary System?

8. What is the Function of the Integumentary System?

In this lesson, we'll explore the function of the different parts of the integumentary system, which protects the body. We will look at how the skin and its accessory organs work together.

Skeletal System and Muscular System

9. Skeletal System and Muscular System

Do you know how many bones are in the human body? Check out this video lesson to uncover the answer, as well as understand the role and importance of the skeletal and muscular systems.

Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

10. Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

The primary function of the female reproductive system is to produce offspring. In this lesson, you'll travel through the female reproductive system. Along the way, you'll learn about important structures and the roles they play in creating life.

Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

11. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.

How the Human Immune System Works

12. How the Human Immune System Works

Your immune system protects you against microorganisms that could make you sick. It is made up of an army of white blood cells that work together to recognize and destroy the bad guys. Learn how your immune system and immunizations work.

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