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  • The System Of The Human Body

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    The integumentary system plays an intrinsic role in the function of the human body. The system is made up of the skin and skin derivatives such as hair, nails, glands and receptors and provides the body with a line of defence against foreign, infectious pathogens (Moore et al., 2013). The skin is the most vulnerable organ to injury and disease as it is an external organ and the largest organ of the body, contributing to approximately 15% of the body’s weight (Hackman, 2014). The skin also helps to

  • The Human Body System

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    October 2017 Human Body System: Excretory System The human body is an intriguing concept, with eleven different systems all working simultaneously to make life possible. All of these systems are essential to a living organism in their own way, but one of the most important aspects of a human body is the excretory system. This system allows one to excrete toxic waste from their body that is produced by homeostasis. There are many different organs that are located all throughout the body which are included

  • The System Of The Human Body

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    Introduction The integumentary system is one of the largest and most integral organs in the human body, encompassing many structures and playing key roles in the protection and general function of the body (Zimmermann, 2014). As with everything however; things can go wrong, failures can occur causing the system to function at a level below what is required of it. It is at this point where we must be active in our response to these faults and subsequently utilise knowledge and techniques in order

  • The System Of The Human Body

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    The hemostatic system of the human body is responsible for the complex task of maintaining blood in a liquid state in order to effectively circulate in our veins and arteries, while simultaneously being able to convert blood into fibrin and prothrombin at sites of injury. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is formed in the setting of reduced-flow and low-shear stress, and is made up of fibrin strands, red blood cells and platelets. In 1856, Rudolf Virchow postulated that ‘hypercoagulability’ of the blood

  • Human Skeletal System And The Human Body

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    The femur, is the longest, heaviest, and strongest bone in the entire human body. In the human body, all of the body’s weight is supported by the femurs which are located in the human thigh. The femur is classified as a long bone and extends from the hip down to the knee. The head of the femur articulates with the pelvis to form the hip joint. The neck is a narrow connection between the head of the femur and the diaphysis of it. The diaphysis is the shaft of the bone and the facet is the small smooth

  • Organ Systems And The Human Body

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    The human body is composed of several organ systems that help throughout the body to perform specific functions. There are a total of 11 organ systems with different assigned function; organ systems are a group of organs that work together in order to make a function, such as the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immunity, digestive, urinary, and reproductive system. These organ systems are very important to the body because some have functions that

  • The Digestive System Of The Human Body

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    The digestive system is one of the most overlooked systems in the human body. Although most people cannot sense the system at work like they do when they breathe in air or feel their heart beat, it still continues to deliver nutrients throughout the systems. The digestion system is responsible for nourishing the human body with the energy necessary to stay healthy and getting rid of the unnecessary materials (Marieb 1989). The digestive system is composed of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach

  • Human Body And The Immune System

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    While medication can aid in sickness, the human body is actually built to naturally defend itself using the immune system. The immune system is comprised of biological structures and processes that protect the body from pathogens which cause disease or sickness. As much as the immune system does to protect us, it is the chief hurdle of transplantation of living cells from one organism to another. The immune system recognizes anything foreign put into the body as a threat that must be removed. Consequently

  • The Circulatory System And The Human Body

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    After much consideration and time to process all of the organ systems in the human body, I feel as if the circulatory system is a significant key element in maintaining homeostasis in the human body. The circulatory system is a vast network of organs and vessels that is responsible for the flow of blood, nutrients, hormones, oxygen and other gases to and from cells. The circulatory system is an organ system that permits blood to circulate and transport nutrients (such as amino acids and electrolytes)

  • The Human Body And The Musculoskeletal System

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    The human body is a complex network that has many organ systems designed for proper functioning. As the body ages over time, it also affects the effectiveness of these organ systems. One of the organ systems that demonstrated the most significant age-related changes have to be the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system provides the most obvious external signs of aging because its main function is to provide protection, support and movement of the muscles and bones (Aldwin). These functions