Integumentary System

Anna Goodman, Briyo Auila, NIcholas Bates, and Lauren Rich..

Intugumentary summary


The Integumentary System is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water of abbrasion from outside.


The upper lip, thighs and calves!


Invloves skin, hair and nails. An adult has 20 ft. of skin. Eyelids have the thinnest skin. You shed 40 LBS. of skin in a lifetime. Every month you have a whole new layer of skin. Your hair growth 1 cm. per month. The skin is the largestorgan on the human body!!


We lose 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin every minute. Your nails grow .5 mm a week. Bed bugs only exist to eat your dead skin. Your skin is 15% of your body weight. Your eyelids are 0.02 mm thick.The thickest layer of skin is found on your foot 1.4 mm deep. You lose around 20-100 hairs a day. About 50% of the dust in your home is dead skin.


The main diseases of the integumentary are acne, warts and skin cancers. Dermatologist specialize in treating these everyday including the skin, hair and nails! Acne affects the system by hair follicles of the skin become clogged and effected. Warts affect the skin by a layer of skin popping up and can spread easily. Skin cancer can affect the system by making spots on your body or other things like that. Some types of skin cancers can actually affect your immune system too! If any family member had any of these disease you would probably need to go see a dermatologist because acne and warts can just cause more in the body and some people die from skin cancer. If you wait a while and haven't gone to the doctor skin cancer can turn into something worse!


The main function of the integumentary system is to act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also functions to retain body fluids, protect against disease, eliminate waste products and regulate body temperature.


THe 3 main structures are hair, skin and hair.Also glands and nerve recepters such as a touch, cold, heat, pain and pressure.