Thursday, May 11, 2017

Glossary [Systems]

Theme: Systems


Anus
The opening through which undigested food is removed from the body


Circulatory System
An organ system that transports digested food, water, oxygen and waste materials


Digestion
The process by which food is broken down into simpler substances


Digestive System
An organ system that breaks down food into simple substances and absorbs them into the body


Gullet
A tube that connects the mouth to the stomach


Large Intestine
An organ where water is removed from undigested food


Muscular System
An organ system made of muscles, which helps different parts of the body to move


Organ
A body part that performs a specific function


Organ System
A body system made up of different organs, each responsible for carrying out a specific function


Respiratory System
An organ system that takes in air and removes air from the body


Saliva
A substance produces in the mouth that helps to break down food into simpler substances


Skeletal System
An organ system made of bones, which supports the body, gives it shape and protects organs in the body


Small Intestine
An organ where the digestion of food is completed


Stomach
An organ where food is digested


System
A set of parts that work together to carry out a function

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