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Organ system

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An example of a system: the nervous system
The nervous system in its place in the body

An organ system is a group of organs that work together as a biological system to perform one or more functions. Each organ system does a particular job in the body, and is made up of certain tissues.

Organ systems and their functionsEdit

These specific systems are widely studied in anatomy. They are present in many types of animals.

  • Nervous system: collecting, transferring and processing information with brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and sense organs.