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Monday, April 4, 2011

Functions of the Integumentary System – Lesson 240

Hi all. So far, we’ve discussed about musculoskeletal system anatomy and functions, important medical terminologies and abbreviations.  From this lesson, we are going to deal about integumentary or skin system anatomy and functions i.e. about skin and its partner organs, such as skin glands, nails, and hair.  Integument means an envelope or a wrap or a cover.

The weight of skin in human body is approximately 9 pounds and the length of the skin-covered area in the human body is approximately 20 to 23 square feet. Integumentary system consists not only of skin, but also consists of intricate structure of specialized tissues. Skin also has glands in it and these glands produce a number of solutions.  These fluids along with the nervous system accompanied with the integumentory system regulate the temperature state of human body.

Primarily skin is a shielding membrane on top of the whole human body. It safeguards the profound body organs alongside too much passing away of essential fluids from the body or other important mineral substances.  Skin also protects human body from the heat and also guards against from the attack of disease-producing microorganisms or any other poisonous materials to invade.

In the forthcoming lessons, we will deal about the functions of the skin, structure of the skin, accessory organs of the skin, skin glands, important skin system medical terms, abnormal conditions and diseases of the skin, skin cancer, important skin lab tests and processes, and abbreviations related to skin system.

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