Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Integumentary System

The Human Body- Unit 7

The Integumentary System A collection of organs working together to help your body maintain a healthy internal environment (skin, hair, nails)
What does your skin do? 1. protects 2. keeps you "in touch" 3. temperature regulation 4. removes waste
How does your skin protect? It keeps foreign particles out.
How does your skin keep you "in touch"? Nerve endings in your skin allow you to feel what's around you.
How does your skin regulate temperature? Sweat glands produce sweat- which cools you down when it evaporates.
How does your skin remove waste? Several chemicals from the bloodstream are waste. They are removed through sweat.
What gives your skin color? Melanin
Melanin A darkening chemical in the skin.
More melanin = Less melanin = More melanin = darker skin Less melanin = lighter skin
Name the 2 layers of the skin. 1. Epidermis 2. Dermis
Epidermis The upper, thinnest layer of epithelial tissue. Cells are dead and it is made up of keratin, which makes skin tough.
Dermis The lower, thicker layer of connective tissue.
What does the Dermis contain? blood vessels, nerves, muscle fibers, hair follicles, oil glands, seat glands and collagen
Collagen It provides strength and flexibility
Where is hair produced? At the hair follicle
Melanin Gives hair its color
Created by: carlsond