Complete the table below for the required systems listed. You are required to list four to six of the main organs of each body system, write one or two sentences explaining the function of the system itself in your own words, and write a short list of five to six major diseases that afflict each system.
This assignment is due in Week One.
System
Organs in the System
Function of the System
Major Diseases Afflicting the System
Example:
Immune System
· Thymus
· Lymph nodes
· Skin
· Tonsils
· Bone marrow
· Spleen
· Protects the body from disease and infection by defending against, attacking, and removing pathogens
· Removes debris from the body, such as dead cells
· Hay fever
· Asthma
· Urticaria (hives)
· Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
· Rheumatic fever
· Rheumatoid arthritis
Required:
Nervous system
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Cardiovascular system
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Required:
Endocrine system
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Required:
Respiratory system
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Required:
Musculoskeletal system
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Required:
Digestive system
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Optional:
Lymphatic system
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Optional:
Urinary system
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Optional:
Reproductive system
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Optional:
Integumentary system
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