Medical Terminology and Body Systems - Integumentary A

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Integumentary System

The largest organ of the body

Functions of the Integumentary System

Protection, temperature regulation, control touch, Sythesis of Vitamin D

Organs of the Integumentary System

The Epidermis
The Dermis

Subcutaneous

The level below the dermis

Avascular

without vessels (does not bleed)

Aneural

without nerves (hair, nails)

Statums

Fine, thin layers of skin. We have approximately 4-5 layers

Desquamation

Shedding

Melanin

Produced by melanocytes, provides pigmentation

Dermis

Larger section of the Integumentary system made of collagen and elastin

Pores

Where the vessels and nerves live

Sudiferous glands

sweat glands, water

Sebacious glands

fat glands, oil

pilomotor muscles

muscles that move the hair follicles (goose bumps)

Subcutaneous layer

Requlates temperature and moisture, contains fat, water and sodium. Located below the skin

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