Anatomy & physiology for beauty and complementary therapies by Ruth Hull

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For example, you need to be able to do such things as eat, breathe and move. The systems of our body carry out these crucial life processes and each system is composed of several related organs that share a common function. These systems are the: • • • • • • • • • • • Integumentary system (the skin, hair and nails) Skeletal system Muscular system Nervous system Endocrine system Respiratory system Cardiovascular system Lymphatic and immune system Digestive system Urinary system Reproductive system Organisation of the body Organisation of the body These systems work together to ensure that the body maintains a stable internal environment despite any changes in its external environment.

Connective tissue connects. • Muscle tissue moves. • Nervous tissue communicates. • Membranes cover. System Level Of Organisation Of The Body You have studied the body at the chemical, cellular and tissue levels and now it is time to briefly look at the system level of organisation. You will learn more about the systems and their organs in the following chapters. There are certain things you need to do in order to survive. For example, you need to be able to do such things as eat, breathe and move.

Chemical reactions occur when atoms combine with or break apart from other atoms to form new products. 7. Molecules are the combination of two or more atoms. 8. Compounds are molecules of different types of atoms. 9. Water is the most abundant substance in the body. It functions in maintaining body temperature, acting as a lubricant, providing cushioning and being a solvent. 10. Carbohydrates are the fuel of the body and are made up of simple sugars (monosaccharides). 11. Lipids (fats) insulate and protect the body, are a source of stored energy and form an integral part of many structures and functions of the body.

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