The Integumentary System

Created by: Madison Bosa and Lilly Crook

What is the Integumentary System?

The Integumentary System, or commonly known as your skin, consists of the skin, hair, nails and nerves on the human body. But what exactly does it do? Read on to find out about the various needs and uses of this system.

Specific Ways Homeostasis is Maintained

The six ways that this system maintains homeostasis is through the protection of the inner-body, the regulation of body temperature, sensory reception, maintaining a balance of water, absorption of minerals, and the synthesis of vitamins and hormones.

The Three Layers of Skin

The Integumentary System's Interactions with Other Body Systems

The Two Interactions the System has

1. Nervous System

One of the interactions that this system has, is through the neurons embedded in your skin. They send messages to your brain and that is what gives you the sensations of the outside world, that you know of.

2. Immune System

The second main interaction it has is with the Immune System. The Immune Cells that are already embedded in your skin, work with the provide first line defense against pathogens.

What Would Happen if it Malfunctioned?

Something known as the condition, Albinism, is an aliment that happens when no pigmentation is produced by the skin. It causes the skin the be white, as well as the hair, and other places such as the eyes, to lack color. For this specific condition to occur, the Melanocytes would need to stop producing pigment.