Integumentary System. By: Savannah Nash, Gatwech Both, and Zoe Hixenbaugh. General Overview. Consists of the skin, the largest organ in the human body protects the internal body from any injury or damage Aids the body in elimination Helps store fat Produces vitamins and hormones
By: Savannah Nash, Gatwech Both, and Zoe Hixenbaugh
Consists of the skin, the largest organ in the human body
protects the internal body from any injury or damage
Aids the body in elimination
Helps store fat
Produces vitamins and hormones
First line of defense
Protection from ultraviolent radiation
and soles of feet
Found in the dermis layer
Located all over the body, except palms and soles
Made of secrete sebum
Prevents skin and hair from drying
Attached to hair follicles
Transport nutrients and oxygen to the skin
Transport Vitamin C from the skin to the body
Constrict or dilate depending on the temperature
Located in the dermis
alongside arteries and veins
bone marrow, teeth, and avascular
Thinnest skin is found on the eyelid
When you absorb water, your skin swells.
The skin releases about three gallons of sweat a day in hot weather.
Your skin comes in contact with over 150 different chemicals a day.
The reason our lips are red is because the skin there is so thin that our blood vessels show through.
In your life time you will shed about 40 pounds of skin.
Adults have over 20 square feet of skin.
In just one month, your body will have a whole new layer of skin.
Between 30,000 and 40,000 dead skin cells fall off your body in under a minute.
The average amount of head hair is 120,000.
Goose bumps are actually little pimples that help keep a a layer of warm air over our bodies.