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Karen Lopez MAY155 3/12/18 Homeostasis Homeostasis is the condition in which the body’s internal environment remains relatively con- stant. The integumentary system maintains homeostasis in several ways: It protects the body from the world outside - The skin acts as a barrier that prevents pathogens from entering the skin. In addition, its acidic secretions deter fungi and the presence of melanocytes plays a role in reducing the harmful effects of UV rays. The skin helps to regulate body temperature - Temperature sensors located across the skin pass information about the surrounding environment to the hypothalamus. If the body is
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