Bailey Fitzgerald

Period 4

The integumentary system

-protects the body's internal living tissues and organs, that way they don't 'die'.

-protects against invasion by infectious organisms, stops the spread of bacteria so you don't get really sick.

-protects the body from dehydration, that way your body has enough fluids to function correctly.

-protects the body against abrupt changes in temperature- that way you have a lower chance of getting frostbite for example.

-protects the bodies from sunburn, so your body doesn't burn like an over cooked chicken.

The system is made up of hair, skin, and nails.

Generates Vitamin D through exposure ultraviolet light. Stores water, fat, and vitamin D.

The integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside.

Epidermis: the outermost layer of cells covering up an organism. This is part of 2 skin layers

Dermis: The innermost layer of the skin, the tissue which supports the skin and provides energy and nutrition to the epidermis.

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This picture shows how the Vitamen D is transferred from the sun onto the skin, because it is the skeleton system.


Broken Bone- If more pressure is put on a bone than it can stand, it will split or break. A break of any size is called a fracture. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open fracture (compound fracture).A stress fracture is a hairline crack in the bone that develops because of repeated or prolonged forces against the bone. Symptoms swelling, pain, swelling.

Treatments: to get it popped into place, put it in a cast

Mono- Infectious mono refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some people call it the “kissing disease.” Symptoms are:

  1. fever. sore throat. swollen lymph glands in the neck and armpits. headache. fatigue. muscle weakness. swollen tonsils. night sweats.

Treatments: bed rest! antibiotics

Athletes foot- Is a common skin infection of the webs of the toes and soles of the feet. When caused by a fungus, athletes foot may spread to the palms, groin, and body. Fungal infections of the feet are contagious and can be spread person to person or by walking on contaminated objects and floors. Symptoms are:

  1. itching, stinging, and burning between the toes.
  2. itching, stinging, and burning on the soles of the feet.
  3. blisters on the feet that itch.

Treatments: For mild cases, physicians may recommend an over-the-counter antifungal medication in powder, lotion or spray form to be applied to your feet These include Terbinafine (Lamisil AT), Clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF) and Miconazole (Micatin).