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Medical Terminology and Body Systems - Integumentary A
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 level below the dermis
without vessels (does not bleed)
without nerves (hair, nails)
Fine, thin layers of skin. We have approximately 4-5 layers
Produced by melanocytes, provides pigmentation
Larger section of the Integumentary system made of collagen and elastin
Where the vessels and nerves live
sweat glands, water
fat glands, oil
muscles that move the hair follicles (goose bumps)
Requlates temperature and moisture, contains fat, water and sodium. Located below the skin