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function of skin...
to protect, regulate temperature, serve as sensory receptor, and secrete sweat and sebum
epidermis - outemost layer of skin
-barrier from the outside, therefore is protective
-receptor for touch, - prevents water loss,
-synthesizes vitamin D
sweat gland - secrete sweat
SC glands - secrete sebum, any oil/fatty substance
nerves and nerve endings
what does the dermis do?
-regulates temperature; -keeps skin oiled and elastic
-prevents dry scalp by producing sebum
primary glands of the endocrine system
pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, thymus, and pineal glands
primary role of the endocrine system...
work closely with the nervous system to maintain homeostasis
women-promotes breast developement and milk production after childbirth
men- stimulates sex hormone production
influences the reproductive organs; -men stimulates sperm prod.; -women stimulates estrogen prod.
stimulates sympathetic nervous system and increases heart rate; is a vasoconstrictor-increases BP and relaxes bronchioles
influences protein, fat, and glucose metabolism
-influences blood glucose levels and has anti-inflammatory properties
regulates the transport of glucose to the cells; increase metabolism of carbs and decrease sugar
promotes secondary sexual characteristics and prepares the uterus for possible pregnancy
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