The Integumentary System
By: Tochi, Catie and Maddie
How it works
This organ system has many components but the main ones are the Skin, Hair, Nails and the glands. Although the skin is only a couple millimeters thick, it is the largest organ in the system.
Here are the functions of the main components:
Skin- Protection, insulation, temperature regulation.
Hair- for animals- protection, heat retention, sensory(whiskers) for humans- protects our heads from solar uv radiation, eyebrows keeps perspiration from running into your eyes.
Nails- to Protect fingers, increase feeling when touching an object, supplies nutrients to the matrix.
Glands- the glands function is to produce materials needed throughout your body, and to release materials, like tears.
Hair is a big/main component of the Integumentary System. It protects the hair from the outside.
Your nails are also a part of the Integumentary system. The system protects your nails just like it protects the other things.
Your skin is one of the main parts of the Integumentary system.
Relationship With Other Systems
The Integumentary system (also known as skin system) is an organ system that contains organs that have a job to protect the body. This system also works with other systems though. The Circulatory system provides food needed for the cells in the skin, this is how the Circulatory systems interacts with the Integumentary system( or skin system.) This is the Circulatory systems job, to provide materials needed in the human body. The Integumentary system also helps other systems, like the Nervous system. The Integumentary system helps the nervous by the skin having embedded nerve cells to feel things.
How we can improve our lifestyle habits to prevent health-related problems?
- Putting on Sunscreen
- Making sure we don't do damage to our hair
- To clip all your nails
- And working out while being hydrated.