By Hope Lowden👑 4th period #13
5 functions of the integumentary system
2. Temperature Regulation- When you feel hot, sweat glands in the dermis (the inner layer of skin) produce sweat to cool you down. When you are cold, tiny muscles cause the hairs on your body to stand up to better trap the warm air near the skin
3. Sensing- Nerve endings give you your sense of touch. The millions of nerve endings in the dermis identify five different feelings: Heat, cold, pressure, pain, and contact.
4. Excrecation of wastes- when you sweat, not only are you cooling off, you are getting rid of some waste materials.
5.Storage- the skin stores many necessary materials including water, fat, glucose, and vitamin D. Your skin is 1/10th of your body's weight.
3 Body System Ailments
Cure/treatment- there is no known cure or treatment for aids
Warts- these are rough bumps on the skin often caused by a viral infection.
Cure/treatment- the best treatment for warts is to caus mild irritation (usually by freezing) so that the body can recognize the virus and get rid of it