integumentary system


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integumentary system

n.
The bodily system consisting of the skin and its associated structures, such as the hair, nails, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands.
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Noun1.integumentary system - the skin and its appendages
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
glandulae sebaceae, sebaceous follicle, sebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
nail - horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
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The systems review and tests demonstrated acute impairments in the integumentary system associated with abnormal fluid distribution, impaired sensation in the neurological system, impaired skin and risk of infection in the integumentary system, and muscle weakness in the musculoskeletal system.
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