What are the functions of the integumentary system?
vitamin D production
How does the integumentary system protect us?
provides physical, chemical, and pathological barriers from impact, chemicals, infections, pathogens, UV light
What sort of sensory reception does our integumentary system have?
detects tactile touch, temperature, pressure, pain, vibrations, and tickling
How does our integumentary system regulate temperature?
regulates heat loss or gain, changes blood vessel diameter, allows us to sweat
How does the integumentary system produce vitamin D?
when exposed to UV light, the skin produces an inactive form of vitamin D (cholecalciferol), when activated by the kidneys/liver (calcitriol) it aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous from the GI tract
What is the function of excretion/immunity in our integumentary system?