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what are the two major components in the integumentary system?
cutaneous membrane and the accessory structure.
what is the function of the skin and subcutaneous layer?
protection, secretion, maintenance, synthesis of vitamin d3, nutrient storage, and sensory detection
What is the function of the epidermis?
provide mechanical protection, prevent fluid loss, and help keep microorganisms out of the body.
EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor)
promotes growth division, and repair of the epidermis, and the secretion of epithelial glands.
the sebaceous gland discharges waxy ________ into a lumen ________ and ultimately, into a hair follicle.
with aging; what are the effects?
integument thins, blood flow decrease, cellular activity decreases, repairs are more slow.
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