It is often thought that there is no difference precisely between devices and systems. In fact, it is important to mention that the definitions of apparatus and system vary depending on several factors, that is, there is no real consensus between when it is a system and when it is an apparatus.
However, if you want to study human anatomy, you need to know and recognize the differences between these two concepts, at least in the most general and currently accepted way.
|Definition||On the one hand, a system is a set of homogeneous organs and/or tissues. This means that there is a common morphological and functional relationship between these organs and tissues.||Apparatus, on the other hand, is the set of organs that lacks homogeneity, that is, there is neither a structure nor a tissue that dictates the form and function of the others.|
|Elements||A system is made up of organs and tissues with similar functions and appearances.||As for a device, it is usually made up of two or more systems.|
|examples||Circulatory system, endocrine system, nervous system, immune system, lymphatic system.||Digestive, respiratory, reproductive, excretory or urinary, cardiovascular and locomotor systems.|