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1. Integument system
The skin and its appendages.
Largest system of the body.
16% of body weight and 1.5-2 m2 of area.
2. cutaneous membrane
Outer epidermis: superficial epithelium (epithelial tissues)
Inner dermis: connective tissues
3. subcutaneous layer
Subcutaneous layer (superficial fascia or hypodermis): loose connective tissue,below the dermis, location of hypodermic injections
4. skin functions
Protects underlying tissues and organs
Excretes salts, water, and organic wastes (glands)
Maintains body temperature (insulation and evaporation)
Synthesizes vitamin D3
Stores lipids
Detects touch, pressure, pain, and temperature
5. epidermis layers – 5
Stratum Germanativum
Stratum Spinosum
Stratum Granulosum
Stratum Lucidum
Stratum Corneum