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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