Presentation on theme: "Integumentary system project By Ethan Icenhower and Brantley Thompson."— Presentation transcript:
Integumentary system project By Ethan Icenhower and Brantley Thompson
Functions Integumentary system is the largest organ system of our body and consists of skin, hair, nails, oil and sweat glands as well as nerves. Epidermis These are keratinized and dead cells that make the skin waterproof. The dermis consists of its own blood supply and thus contains many complex structures. The sweat glands are present in this layer that collect waters and waste products from the blood stream. This waste is excreted from the pores in the epidermis along with the water in form of sweat.
More functions The Subcutaneous is the last layer of the skin containing the adipose tissues, cushions the delicate organs beneath the skin. The body temperature is also maintained within this layer by insulating the body to the temperature fluctuations.
organs Skin which is the largest organ of the body is also the principal organ of the integumentary system. Other than the skin, nails, hair, scales and feathers that are actually extensions of the skin are also sometimes studied as integumentary system organs.
Interactions The autonomic nervous system regulates peripheral blood flow and sweat glands. Nerves control muscles connected to hair follicles.
How it works Its main function is to act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also functions to retain body fluids, protect against disease, eliminate waste products, and regulate body temperature.