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How the immune system interacts with other systems:

System Function Interaction with the Immune System
Circulatory System The circulatory system is responsible for transporting materials, such as nutrients, water, and oxygen, throughout the entire body. It transports those materials to billions of body cells and carries away wastes such as the carbon dioxide that body cells produce. The immune system works closely with the circulatory system for transportation needs by means of blood cells, allowing the immune cells to travel throughout the body and survey the body for infection.
Integumentary System The integumentary system contains receptors that respond to touch, regulates body temperature, and protects the inside of the body from damage. The integumentary system works along with the immune system in defending your body against various diseases, for this system fights infection on the outside of the body.
Nervous System The nervous system is responsible for sending, receiving, and processing nerve impulses throughout the body. The nerves are connected throughout the body to the brain, and these impulses travel from the brain and spinal cord to the nerves located throughout the body.
The nervous system uses the brain to help stimulate the defense mechanisms against infections.
Skeletal System The skeletal system makes up the framework of the body and allows movement for when our muscles contract. This system protects internal organs and produces blood cells. It also stores minerals such as calcium and releases them into the body when they are needed. The skeletal system provides the blood cells that the immune system needs as a method of transportion.

What is most important is...
How does the immune system support the function of other systems?

Simple, the immune system functions to maintain not just the body's health, but also to keep all of the other systems healthy.







For Further Information and Citations:
http://www.biology4kids.com/files/systems_circulatory.html
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/integsystem_resource.html
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/organ.html





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