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Digestive System
The digestive system ingests, digests, and
absorbs nutrients for use by all body cells.
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Digestive System
Integumentary System
Vitamin D activated
in the skin plays a
role in absorption
of calcium from
the digestive
tract.
Skeletal System
Bones are important
in mastication.
Calcium absorption
is necessary to
maintain bone matrix.
Muscular System
Muscles are important
in mastication,
swallowing, and the
mixing and moving
of digestion products
through the
gastrointestinal tract.
Nervous System
The nervous system
can influence
digestive system
activity.
Endocrine System
Hormones can
influence
digestive system
activity.
Cardiovascular System
The bloodstream
carries absorbed
nutrients to all
body cells.
Lymphatic System
The lymphatic
system plays a
major role in the
absorption of fats.
Respiratory System
The digestive system
and the respiratory
system share
common anatomical
structures.
Urinary System
The kidneys and
liver work together
to activate
vitamin D.
Reproductive System
In a woman, nutrition
is essential for
conception and
normal development
of an embryo and
fetus.
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