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Overview of the Integumentary (Skin) System

Overview of the Integumentary (Skin) System

Cross section of a hair follicle.
© Ivor Mason, Wellcome Images.

The integumentary (skin) system is a living boundary that separates the internal body from the external world. It protects the body against disease-causing microbes and helps regulate body temperature.

 

 

 

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Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine
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Overview of the Integumentary (Skin) System

Major Components of the System

Epidermis

Dermis

Hypodermis (Subcutis)

Sebaceous Glands

Sweat Glands

Pigmentation

Hair Follicles

Nails

Functions of the System

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