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integumentary system mid term prep
what are the main facts and functions of the integumentary system?
barrier against microorganisms
protects underlying structures
prevents body from dehydration
maintains and regulates body temperature
receptor for sensations of touch heat pressure and pain
disposal of waste products
what 5 organs are involved in the integumentary system?
hair or coat
sweat glands sebacious glands
main facts and functions of hait and whiskerS?
forms physical barrier betwen enviroment and skin
helps create hemostasis
3 types of hair;primary, secondary, tactile
main facts and functions of skin
body heat is lose through skin by radiation, conduction,convection and evaporation
two layers;dermis and epidermis
main facts and functions of the dermis
made up of dense fibrous connective tissue containing blood vessels and nerves
the subq layers under the dermis is called the hypodermis or subcutis
where is thin skin found?
ear pinna, axillary, and perianal and inguinal regions
where is thick skin found?
footpads dorsal neck, thorax, rump and on base of tail
what ae the main facts and functions of the sweatglands and sebacious glands?
these are excretory organs of the skin that cool the body
apocrine sweat glands are found thoughout the body
the eccrine sweat glands are found in the footpads and between nostrils
sebaceous glands secreate sebum which lubricates the skin and hair
main facts and functions of nails and hooves
trimming the nail claw or hoof to far is called cutting the quick and results in bleeding and pain
dewclaws in dogs are removed at 3-5 days old