How does arthritis affect the integumentary system?
The Integumentary System:
The skin, hair, fingernails, toenails, adipose tissue (i.e. fat), and glands (ex: sweat, mammary, ceruminous, and sebaceous glands) form the integumentary system. The skin is the largest portion of this organ system, and the skin is actually the single largest organ in the human body, often weighing over 10 pounds in an adult.
Answer and Explanation:
Arthritis (particularly rheumatoid arthritis) can have significant affects on the integumentary system. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune...
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from Anatomy & Physiology Lesson Plans & ResourcesChapter 4 / Lesson 25