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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Integumentary system. In: Pathology of domestic animals (Jubb KV, Kennedy PC, Palmer NC, Edit.), 6 ed., Elsevier, St.Louis, Missouri, vol.
The integumentary system: anatomy, physiology and function of skin.
The ninth edition adds a chapter on the integumentary system, expands the collection of color photographs and art, and moves the infectious disease, evolution, and ecology chapters to the online eBook.
We identified a multi-directional link between Kay's nervous system, gastrointestinal system and integumentary system. Prolonged activation of the HPA axis and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) was possibly suppressing secretion of digestive enzymes and potentially compromising digestive capacity (8).
The three trimesters of pregnancy include various changes in digestive system, nutrition and metabolism, changes in circulatory system, respiratory system, integumentary system, changes in coagulation, and fibrinolysis which is been explained in various studies.
Mossman, "Integumentary system the skin and its derivatives," in Human Embryology: Prenatal Development of Form and Function, p.
These results may be justified by the increased need of blood supply during vibration that may be responsible for shunting blood flow from the integumentary system to active muscles.
Integumentary system. In: MAXIE MG (Ed.), Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer's Pathology of domestic animals., 6th ed.
Physical therapists commonly assess physical function domains including the cardiovascular system, integumentary system, musculoskeletal system, neuromuscular system, and attention/cognitive ability [4] in patients with neurologic dysfunction.
Although the most commonly associated pneumococcal infections are sinusitis, otitis media, and meningitis, a variety of case reports have demonstrated highly atypical pneumococcal infections including those of the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract, ocular system, and integumentary system [1].
Management of diabetic foot requires a multisystem approach that addresses the problems of the nervous, vascular, skeletal, immune and integumentary system. Providing optimal wound care is crucial for healing.