Body Functions of... The Skin!!!

By: Alex, Colin, Nathan, Warren

Physical Apperance

The skin is the outermost organ in the body. It has 3 layers and comes in many colors.

5 Facts About the Skin

1. The skin is the largest organ in the entire body.

2. Skin is about 15% of your body weight.

3. Every minute, your skin sheds over 30,000 dead cells

4. Your skin has three layers.

5. There are two types of skin: hairy and glabrous.

5 Interesting Facts about the Integumentary System in the Human Body Corporation

  1. Main Function is to protect the skin from any outside aliments.
  2. The Integumentary System gives humans the sensation of pain.
  3. Holds in all internal organs and protects them
  4. Creates all sorts of liquids such as wax to make the skin softer.
  5. Helps maintain homeostasis and aids in eliminating which prevents dehydration.
The Human Skin Animation Video

The Function of the Integumentary System Within the Department

The integumentary system has many functions, most of which are involved in protecting you and regulating your body’s internal functions in a variety of ways:

  • Protects the body's internal living tissues and organs
  • Protects against invasion by infectious organisms
  • Protects the body from dehydration
  • Protects the body against abrupt changes in temperature
  • Helps dispose of waste materials
  • Acts as a receptor for touch, pressure, pain, heat, and cold
  • Stores water and fat

Importance of the Integumentary System to the Department

Without the skin you would not be able to hold all your internal organs in and you would not have a dermis which is a major sensory organ that protects the internal organs and is waterproof. You could not survive without your skin on your body.

Result of my Removal from the Human Body Corporation

If my position were terminated from the Human Body Corporation, you could get a condition called dehydration. Dehydration is when your body does not have enough fluids to carry out normal body functions. This can become extremely dangerous because if you become severely dehydrated no blood is going to your organs and you may go into shock, which is a life threatening condition. This is one of the many issues that will arise if you do not have skin.

What Effect will it have on the body if I am Removed

If I am removed then we will not have the skin there as a first defense for the Immune System which will means that germs can get into the body more easily and the Immune System will not like that. These germs will then be able to get inside the Circulatory System and the Circulatory System won`t be happy pumping all those germs throughout the bloodstream which can cause sickness.

Removing Another System

Instead of removing me go ahead and remove the appendix because if the appendix becomes infected it can cause internal bleeding and severe pain in that area. Also the Appendix has no known purpose for the body and that makes it useless which is another reason it should be removed from the Human Body Corporation.