The Integumentary System CreatEd by: whitney stroUd

The Integumentary System is the body system that covers and protects the body and consists of skin, glands associated with the skin, hair, and nails is the Integumentary System. The skin performs several functions that are essential for survival.. Cited from Health book page #222
Nails are made up of dead cells keratin, (a tough protein). Cited from Health book page #223
Hair is a threadlike structure consisting of dead cells filled with keratin,(a tough protein). Hair protects skin from harmful sun rays and helps maintain your body temperature. Cited from Health book page #223
Fungal Infections cause ring worms. Ring worms are a skin condition that causes small, red, ring-shaped marks. Ring worms can be spread by physical contact. It can be treated by ointments or creams. Cited from Health book page #223
Warts are a contagious growth that forms on the top layer of the skin. Warts are a common skin conditions. Warts are cause by a viral infection.. Warts usually grow in a group, but can be spreaded by contact. Warts can be treated with over the counter drugs. Cited from Health book page #223
Acne is a skin disorder in which hair follicles or pores in the skin become plugged with sebum. Acne may be prevalent during adolescence because of hormonal changes stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce sebum. Cited from Health book page #223
Pustules are a dome-shaped lesion that contains pus consisting of white blood cells, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The plug may close the pore, causing it to swell, creating a whitehead. If the pore opens then it is commonly called a blackhead, because of the surface of the plug has a dark appearance. Cited from Health book page #223
Glands is a gland that acids the body in getting rid of the wastes, such as salt, is also called a sweat gland. Sweat glands help cool the body by releasing sweat through pores to evaporate on the surface of the skin.. cited from Health book page #222
Sebum is the oil produced by sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands is a small oil-producing gland that helps protect the skin.. sebaceous are usually found together with hair follicles, though some exist in hairless areas. Cited from Health book page #222
The epidermis is the outer layer of skin cells. These cells are constantly shed and replace. The epidermis does not contain blood vessels or nerve endings. New skin cells are produced in the deepest layer of the epidermis. Cited from Health book page #222
The dermis is a thick layer of cells below the epidermis. They both contain seat glands, hair follicles, sebaceous (oil) glands, blood vessels, and nerves. Cited from Health book page #222
Melanin is a pigment that gives the skin it's color.. Cited from Health book page #222
Skin is the largest organ in the body.. It contains nerve cells that help you detect pain, pressure, touch, heat, and cold. Skin protects some body parts against injury, serves as a protective layer that keeps microorganism from entering the body, and helps maintain a healthy body temperature..
Hair follicles are a depression on the surface of the dermis, which contains nutrients that a hair needs for it to grow.. The root of the hairs are made up of living cells.. Cited from Health book page #223
How to Keep Your Integumentary System Healthy.. Cited from Health book page #223
~Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 when you are exposed to the sun. Cited from Health book page #223
~Examine skin monthly for any changes in moles, warts or freckles.. Cited from Health book page #223
~Follow directions when using makeup.. Cited from Health book page #223
~Shower or bathe every day!! Cited from Health book page #223
~Eat foods containing Vitamin A!! Cited from Health book page #223
~Seek proper medical care for skin rashes!! Cited from Health book page #223
~Wash hair regularly!! Cited from Health book page #223
Treat dandruff with appropriate products.. Cited from Health book page #223
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