Integumentary System

Abhijeet Chahande Period 3

Five of the integumentary system's functions

It:


  • Protects the body's internal living tissues and organs
  • Protects against invasion by infectious organisms
  • Protects the body from dehydration
  • Acts as a receptor for touch, pressure, pain, heat, and cold
  • Stores water and fat

3 diseases

Skin cancer - This type of cancer is skin colored or has a slight pearl color to it. You can get it by having too much exposure to sun.
Warts - Warts are rough bumps caused by a viral infection. They commonly occur on the hands and feet. You can get it by an infection in the top layer of skin, caused by viruses in the HPV family.
Acne - Acne presents itself as red bumps and pimples on the face, chest and back. It commonly occurs during puberty and isn't dangerous, but can leave skin scars.

Treatments

Skin cancer - You can get surgery done on the areas where the skin cancer is.

Warts - You can treat it through medical procedures.

Acne - You can get over-the-counter creams and prescription antibiotics.

Working with other internal systems

The Digestive System - The Digestive System extracts nutrients that are carried into the bloodstream and sent to the integumentary system.The integumentary system synthesizes vitamin D in the presence of UV radiation. The vitamin D helps the digestive system absorb calcium.

The Nervous System - Receptors in skin send sensory information to the brain by the nervous system. Nerves control muscles connected to hair follicles.