The Body Systems
Your body is a system made up of smaller systems. Your body is made up of small systems such as the respiratory system, the immune system, and the circulatory system, there are many more but I will fill you in on those later. Some of these systems help you take your hand away from a hot burner on the oven, other systems will help you feel that it is hot, and another system helps your skin peel away a layer so a new one can grow over the burn. The system that would have your skin grow is the Epidermal system which consists of two layers the outer skin, the epidermis, and the inner layer the dermis. There are so many systems that help us use our bodies.
The body is made up of about nine major systems the epidermal system, digestive system, excretory system, circulatory system, muscular system, skeletal system, immune system, the nervous system, and the respiratory system. A body system is a biological system of a group of organs that work together to perform certain tasks. For instance the respiratory system consists of the lungs, the diaphragm, pharynx, bronchioles, a nasal passage, and alveoli. This systems task is to help you breathe, without the oxygen you breathe in the circulatory system wouldn't work because the task of the circulatory system is to take deoxygenated blood and turn it into oxygen filled blood. However, none of this would be possible without smaller systems that make up these systems.
These smaller systems make up the bigger ones that make up the body. A proton and a neutron make up an atom, atoms make up cells, and cells make up tissues. I bet you can guess what tissues make up, organs, and if you haven't caught on yet organs make up organ systems. So I guess the littlest things create the biggest jobs. All the systems work together, did you know that?
Yes, they all help us function but they do more than that. The respiratory system takes in oxygen which helps the circulatory system make oxygenated blood."..the lungs exchange CO2 from metabolism for oxygen. The heart delivers a carefully calibrated amount of blood to the body to match oxygen delivered to oxygen that is needed. That's why heart rate goes up with exercise. The lungs get their blood from the right ventricle, and this blood comes back to the left atrium where it is then to the body by the left ventricle." says Dr. John Garner. Another way that systems interact to help us is the muscular and skeletal systems. They muscles help us pick up things and move, without the bones that form up our skeletal system we wouldn't even be able to control our arms they would practically be made out of rubber! One more way our systems interact are the epidermal system and the respiratory system, "while your blood never actually turns blue, your skin can take on a bluish cast as a result of certain diseases and disorders..."("chemistry.about.com"). When you are oxygen deprived...