Get Ready To Learn About The Integumentary System
Levels of integumentary system
The main skin cell is called the Keratinocyte.
The skin consists of two layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation and sensation.
Skin and Nail organ
Your skin is your largest organ. It does a great job of protecting you from a number of external dangers like the viruses and bacteria that make you sick.
The integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage. The system comprises the skin and its appendages (including hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails).
Its main function is to act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also functions to protect against disease and regulate body temperature.
Sweat is a part of homeostasis and when this layer doesn't exist you cannot excrete sweat. Therefore, you could not use this as a way to cool off. If there was no integumentary system or it failed rocks and other unwanted objects could get into your body which would cause illnesses.
The skin is one of the first defense mechanisms in your immune system. Tiny glands in the skin make oils that enhance the barrier function of the skin. Immune cells live in the skin and provide the first line of defense against infections. The integumentary system works with the digestive system to encourage the uptake of calcium from our diet. The integumentary system also works closely with the circulatory system and the surface capillaries through your body.