Human Body Facts
Human Body Facts
Integumentary System Facts
Integumentary System Facts for Kids
: The integumentary system
: Protect body against pathogens, dehydration, and more
: Covers the entire human body
: Skin, hair, nails and more
System TA ID
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17 Integumentary System Facts for Kids
The integumentary system is an organ system that protects the human body from pathogens, damage and water loss.
The parts of the integumentary system are the skin (epidermis, dermis and hypodermis), hair, nails and glands.
Skin is the organ that covers the outer part of the human body.
Skin is the largest and heaviest organ in the human body.
Hair is the protein filament found on the human head, face, arms, legs and back.
Hair grows out from hair follicles found in the dermal layer of the skin.
Nails are a keratin protein material that grow on the end of human hands and feet.
The integumentary system protects all the organs and tissue inside of the human body.
The integumentary system protects the human body from pathogens, like viruses, bacteria and fungi.
The integumentary system protects the human body from rapid temperature changes.
The integumentary system helps regulate body temperature and excrete waste through perspiration.
The integumentary system supports some of the senses of the human body, like pain, pressure, touch and temperature.
The integumentary system protects the body from UV radiation (sunburn) by producing melanin.
The integumentary system creates vitamin D from sunlight exposure.
The integumentary system can store fat, glucose, water and vitamin D.
The Foundational Model of Anatomy ID (FMA ID) for the integumentary system is 72979.
The Terminologia Anatomica ID (TA ID) for the integumentary system is A16.0.00.001.
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Pictures of the Integumentary System
A close-up picture of human skin and a human hair.
A close-up picture of human hair that's black and gray.
A picture of human nails, both on fingers and toes.
Additional Resources on the Human Integumentary System
Learn about the Integumentary System
– Discover how the integumentary system works and develops on the UNSW Sydney website.
Integumentary System Diagram
– View an awesome infographic that explains how the integumentary system works on the Live Science website.
The Integumentary System
– Find more cool facts about the integumentary system on the innerbody website.
Integumentary System - Wikipedia
– Learn more about the human integumentary system on the Wikipedia website.