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Human Body Systems: Functions & Processes - Chapter Summary
We've made it easy to understand the functions and processes of human body systems with help from this professionally written chapter. Here you'll study the different systems of the human body and the parts of the human circulatory system. After finishing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Identify the human body systems
- Explain how nutrients are transported in the body
- Outline the parts and functions of the human circulatory system
- Detail the processes and actions of the skeletal system
- Provide an overview of human reproduction
- Define homeostasis in the human body
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1. What are the Human Body Systems?
There are ten organ systems in your body that each have different functions, and they all must work together to keep you alive and healthy. In this lesson, you'll learn about each of these body systems, both what they do and which organs they contain.
2. How are Nutrients Transported Around the Body?
There are specific steps involved in nutrient transportation to ensure that your body gets what it needs to function properly. This lesson explores how nutrients are transported throughout your body.
3. 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.
4. Actions & Processes of the Skeletal System
Although you may think of your skeleton as just a scaffold for your body, today you'll be learning about many other important functions of the skeleton. From creating muscle movement to developing your immune system and cells in the cardiovascular system, the skeleton is far more than just a sturdy frame.
5. Overview of Human Reproduction
This lesson will provide a general overview of the process of human reproduction. We will cover the basics starting from the point of fertilization through the point of birth.
6. Homeostasis in the Human Body
Homeostasis is the term we use to describe the reasonably stable internal environment of your body. Learn how parts of your body communicate with each other to maintain this state of homeostasis, and how negative feedback loops work.
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