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What is the anatomy of the integumentary system?

The integumentary system is an organ system consisting of the skin, hair, nails, and exocrine glands. The skin is only a few millimeters thick yet is by far the largest organ in the body. The average person's skin weighs 10 pounds and has a surface area of almost 20 square feet.

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Beside this, what are the 4 main structures of the integumentary system?

The integumentary system consists of the skin, hair, nails, glands, and nerves.

is hair an organ? Hair is an accessory organ of the skin made of columns of tightly packed dead keratinocytes found in most regions of the body. As the follicle produces new hair, the cells in the root push up to the surface until they exit the skin. The hair shaft consists of the part of the hair that is found outside of the skin.

Moreover, what is the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system?

The integumentary system consists of the skin, hair, nails, the subcutaneous tissue below the skin,and assorted glands. The most obvious function of the integumentary system is the protection that the skin gives to underlying tissues.

What is your largest organ?

skin

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