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  • I just want to take a few minutes now to go over, briefly, the seven main functions of the integumentary system.

  • Seven main functions of the integumentary system.

  • One, it helps regulate body temperature, regulate body temperature through excreting sweat,

  • controlling blood flow.

  • Through sweating and blood flow, the integumentary system helps regulate the temperature of the body.

  • Two, it provides protection.

  • A barrier to microbes, a barrier to UV radiation,

  • to dehydration, protection from abrasions, and from chemicals.

  • Third, the integumentary system provides sensation, pain, temperature, touch.

  • It's the primary means through which those sensations come to us (those type of sensations).

  • It also helps with excretion excreting sweat, water, or heat from the body.

  • It helps with immunity.

  • It produces antibodies and helps remove microbes by epidermal cells loss. As the

  • cells are lost, the service microbes are taken with those cells

  • that are removed from the body that way.

  • It also provides a blood reservoir, a way to move blood to the tissues and organs in

  • muscles as necessary.

  • Finally, it serves as a source of vitamin D production through UV radiation exposure.

  • The integumentary system's seven main functions, once again, are

  • regulating body temperature, providing protection,

  • providing sensation, pain, temperature, touch, excretion,

  • certain types of immunity,

  • helping our immune system, blood reservoir, and then the production of vitamin D.

I just want to take a few minutes now to go over, briefly, the seven main functions of the integumentary system.

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Functions of the Integumentary System

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    Amy.Lin posted on 2019/03/18
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