Human Body

Skin, Hair, and Nails

What organs are included in the integumentary system?

The integumentary system (from the Latin integere, meaning “to cover”) includes skin, hair, glands, and nails. The main function of the integumentary system is to provide the body with a protective barrier between the organs inside the body and the changing environment outside.


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