This study unit will help you to:
- Learn the components of the integumentary system.
- Discover the structure and function of each of the components of the system.
- Understand the basic functions of the integumentary system as a whole.
The integumentary system forms the external surface of the body. The largest organ of this system, and of the body in general, is the skin. Besides the skin, the integumentary system also comprises the skin appendages (hair, nails, sweat and sebaceous glands), subcutaneous tissue, deep fascia, and breasts.
This video tutorial will explain the layers, structure and function of the skin, its appendages, and other parts of the integumentary system.
Memorize the epidermal layers of the skin easily with the help of this video.
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Download the following PDF worksheets and learn the parts of the integumentary system.
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Epidermis: Stratum corneum, stratum lucidum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum, stratum basale
Dermis: Papillary, reticular
|Skin appendages||Hair, nails, sweat glands, sebaceous glands|
|Subcutaneous tissue||Adipose tissue beneath the dermis|
|Deep (muscular) fascia||Thick fascia between the subcutaneous tissue and underlying muscles|