Flashcards in Ch. 6: General Anatomy & Physiology Deck (255)
Moving food along the digestive tract.
Breakdown of food by mechanical and chemical means.
The transport of fully digested food into the circulatory system to feed the tissues and cells.
Elimination of waste from the body.
What is the Excretory System?
The system responsible for purifying the body by eliminating waste matter.
The kidneys excrete _____.
The liver discharges _____.
The skin eliminates _____.
The large intestine eliminates _____ and _____ food.
Decomposed and Undigested
The lungs exhale _____.
What is the Respiratory System?
The system consisting of the lungs and air passages; enables breathing.
The process of inhaling and exhaling; the act of breathing.
What is the Diaphragm?
A muscular wall that separates the thorax from the abdominal region and helps control breathing.
What is the Integumentary System?
It's made up of the skin and its various accessory organs, such as the oil and sweat glands, sensory receptors, hair, and nails.