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Organs of the Human Body

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What is the primary function of the kidneys?

Filter blood to remove waste products and excess substances

What is the main function of the lungs?

Facilitate the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide

What is the function of the small intestine?

Absorb nutrients from digested food into the bloodstream

What is the role of the skin?

Acts as a barrier to protect the body from external threats

What is the function of the liver?

Performs various functions including detoxification of blood

What is the primary function of the stomach?

Digests food by mixing it with stomach acid and enzymes

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Nervous System

  • Controls all bodily functions, interprets and processes sensory information, and enables thinking, learning, and emotions.

Circulatory System

  • Pumps blood throughout the body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to cells and removing waste products.

Respiratory System

  • Facilitates the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide during breathing, allowing oxygen to enter the bloodstream and carbon dioxide to be expelled.

Digestive System

Liver

  • Performs various functions including detoxification of blood, synthesis of proteins, production of bile for digestion, and storage of nutrients.

Stomach

  • Digests food by mixing it with stomach acid and enzymes, breaking it down into smaller molecules for absorption.

Pancreas

  • Produces digestive enzymes and hormones such as insulin and glucagon, which regulate blood sugar levels.

Small Intestine

  • Absorbs nutrients from digested food into the bloodstream, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Large Intestine (Colon)

  • Absorbs water and electrolytes from undigested food, forms and stores feces, and facilitates the elimination of waste from the body.

Excretory System

Kidneys

  • Filter blood to remove waste products and excess substances, regulate fluid and electrolyte balance, and produce urine.

Integumentary System

Skin

  • Acts as a barrier to protect the body from external threats, regulates body temperature, and contains sensory receptors for touch, pressure, temperature, and pain.

Test your knowledge of the human body's vital systems, including the brain, heart, lungs, and liver. Learn about their functions and how they work together to keep us alive. Get ready to explore the fascinating world of human physiology!

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