This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: o Apocrine sweat glands produce an organic secretion that can be broken down by bacteria to cause body odor. Nails o The nail consists of the nail body and nail root. o The nail matrix produces the nail, which is stratum corneum containing hard keratin. Physiology of the Integumentary System Protection o The skin prevents the entry of microorganisms, acts as a permeability barrier, and provides protection against abrasion and ultraviolet light. Sensation o The skin contains sensory receptors for pain, heat, cold, and pressure....
View Full Document
- Fall '10