Tara Holderbaum P2
Functions of Integumentary System
Some of the ways that the integumentary skin helps and its functions are, it regulates body temperature and protects us from germs that get in our body, dehydration, and injury. Also it manufactures vitamin D. The integumentary skin protects from UV radiation. It can absorb chemical substances, which are the nitroglycerin patch and ointment for rashes.
The top two layers of the skin tissue is the dermis and the epidermis is on top of it. The epidermis is the epithelial cells that doesn't have any blood. The dermis is the true skin made of connective tissue. It is also vascular. The hair and nails make up the integumentary system with the skin.
One disease for this system is dermatitis, which is also called eczema. Eczema is a chronic inflammation that occurs on infants and elderly. Its symptoms are cronic inflammation that itches and turns red and crusted rashes. Another disease is psoriasis, it is a chronic autoimmune disease