Chapter 6. Skin and the Integumentary System. Functions of the Skin. Maintain homeostasis Protective covering Contains immune cells Synthesizes vitamin D Excretes wastes Slows water loss Regulates body temp Houses sensory receptors. Cut-, skin Derm -, skin Epi -, upon Hypo -, below.
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Hypo-, belowLayers of Skin
Excess sebum, epithelial cells
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