INNERCONNECTIONS
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Integumentary System
Integumentary System
The skin provides protection, contains
sensory organs, and helps control body
temperature.
Skeletal System
Vitamin D activated
by the skin helps
provide calcium for
bone matrix.
Muscular System
Involuntary muscle
contractions
(shivering)
work with the skin
to control body
temperature. Muscles
act on facial skin to
create expressions.
Nervous System
Sensory receptors
provide information
about the outside
world to the nervous
system. Nerves
control the activity
of sweat glands.
Endocrine System
Hormones help to
increase skin blood
flow during exercise.
Other hormones
stimulate either the
synthesis or the
decomposition of
subcutaneous fat.
Cardiovascular System
Skin blood vessels
play a role in
regulating body
temperature.
Lymphatic System
The skin, acting as
a barrier, provides an
important first line
of defense for the
immune system.
Digestive System
Excess calories may
be stored as
subcutaneous fat.
Vitamin D activated by
the skin stimulates
dietary calcium
absorption.
Respiratory System
Stimulation of skin
receptors may alter
respiratory rate.
Urinary System
The kidneys help
compensate for water
and electrolytes lost
in sweat.
Reproductive System
Sensory receptors
play an important
role in sexual activity
and in the suckling
reflex.
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