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chapter 12

Intact skin is the first line of defense for the immune system. Waterproofs the body and is the major receptor for the sense of touch. skin - cutane/o, dermat/o, derm/o
Secrete sebum (oil) to lubricate the skin and discourage the growth of bacteria on the skin. sebaceous glands - seb/o
Secrete sweat to regulate body temperature and water content, and excrete some meabolic wast. sweat glands - hidr/o
Aids in controlling the loss of body heat. hair - pil/i, pil/o
Protect the dorsal surface of the last bone of each finger and toe. nails - onych/o, ungu/o
Created by: hitdental