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Integumentary (Skin) System

Integumentary System
The integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from loss of water or abrasion from outside. The system comprises the skin and its appendages the hair, scales, feathers, hoofs, and nails. The system waterproofs, cushions, and protects the deeper tissues, excretes wastes, and regulates temperature. On exposure to sunlight, it also helps in vitamin D synthesis.
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