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Integumentary System - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The integumentary system in the human body is essential to how humans function, protecting us from physical damage and regulating body temperature. It's comprised of many layers that each serve an important role, and different accessory components such as glands, nails, and hair. This chapter includes lessons on some of the following topics:
- Defining the integumentary system and its parts
- Explaining the layers of the integumentary system
- The role of the integumentary system and how it protects the human body
- Identifying the various accessories of the integumentary system
1. What is the Function of the Integumentary System?
In this lesson, we'll explore the function of the different parts of the integumentary system, which protects the body. We will look at how the skin and its accessory organs work together.
2. What Are Skin Cells? - Functions, Types & Facts
Your skin is a fascinating organ and more complicated than you may have realized. It is made up of different layers and several types of cells, each with an important function for keeping you safe and healthy.
3. The Integumentary System: The Epidermal Layer
Do you know what the largest organ in your body is? How about the layers of your skin? Or where skin cancer comes from? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the integumentary system.
4. The Integumentary System: The Dermal Layer
Did you know that some people don't feel pain? Or that some always feel as if their skin is on fire? Learn about the causes of these diseases and the anatomy of the skin they affect in this lesson- the dermal layer of the skin.
5. The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Glands
Ever wonder how pimples appear? Is it simply a blocked pore or maybe a hair follicle? Is bacteria involved? Learn about the glands that cause acne and the glands that help you cool off in this lesson on sebaceous and sweat glands of the integumentary system.
6. The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Nails
Did you know that your skin, hair, and nails are all made out of the same protein? Learn more about the structure and function of your nails in this lesson.
7. The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Hair
Your skin does more than just cover your body; it has a number of structures like hair and sweat glands. Learn more about the hair that protects your body in this lesson.
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- Urinary System
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