Integumentary System

Isaac Carpenter P5

How It Helps

How does integumentary skin help you?

1.) It protects internal living tissues and organs

2.) It protects the body from dehydration

3.) It protects the body from sunburns

4.) It stores water, fat, and vitamin D

5.) It helps excrete waste materials through perspiration

Dermis and Epidermis

The epidermis, which is avascular, the top layer of the skin and is a thinner layer than the dermis. The bottom layer of the epidermis continually goes through cell division, which constantly produces more cells. The dermis, is the layer underneath the epidermis and is vascular. The main purpose of the dermis is to cushion the body from stress,strain and to provide elasticity to the skin, heat and sense of touch.
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