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The Skin

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The skin protects the body that keeps disease causing skin outside is called?
A barrier
What important substances does the skin keep inside?
Water
What does your skin help your body contain?
A steady temperature
When you perspire your skin helps to....?
Eliminate wastes
What does perspire mean?
To sweat
The skin gathers information about the....?
Environment
What two main layers is the skin organized?
Epidermis and dermis
The nerves in the skin provide information about such things as...?
Pressure, pain, and temperature
What kind of vitamin does some of the skin cells produce?
Vitamin D
What is Vitamin D in the presence of?
Sunlight
Most of the protection provided by the skin is due to the layer of what? On the surface of the epidermis.
Dead cells
What is the inner layer of the skin?
The dermis
What does the dermis contain?
Nerves and blood vessels
What structures does hair grow?
Hair follicles