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Integumentary System

Skin Function

How is the skin involved in the regulation of body temperature?

The skin is one of several organ systems participating in maintaining a core temperature, meaning the temperature near the center of someone’s body. Temperature sensors in the skin and internal organs monitor core temperature and transmit signals to the control center located in the hypothalamus, a region of the brain. When the core temperature falls below its set point, the hypothalamus:



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