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Integumentary System

Functions of the Integumentary System
1. Describe the functions of the integumentary system.
2. Describe the structure and discuss the functions of the hypodermis.
3. Describe the structure and function of the dermis and epidermis.
4. Define epidermal strata and relate them to the process of keratinization.
5. Explain how melanin, blood, carotene, and collagen affect skin color.
Accessory Skin Structures
6. Describe the structure of a hair and discuss the phases of hair growth.
7. Name the glands of the skin, and describe the secretions they produce.
8. Describe the parts of a nail, and explain how nails grow.
Physiology of the Integumentary System
9. Discuss the functions of skin, hair, glands, and nails.
The Integumentary System as a Diagnostic Aid
10. Explain how the integumentary system can be used as a diagnostic aid.
11. Classify burns on the basis of the amount of skin damage they produce.
Skin Cancer
12. Name and define the types of skin cancer.
Effects of Aging on the Integumentary System
13. List the changes the integumentary system undergoes with age.

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