integumentary system


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in·teg·u·ment

(in-teg'yū-ment), [TA]
1. The enveloping membrane of the body; includes, in addition to the epidermis and dermis, all the derivatives of the epidermis, for example, hairs, nails, sudoriferous and sebaceous glands, and mammary glands, as well as the subcutaneous tissue.
2. The rind, capsule, or covering of any body or part. Synonym(s): tegument (2)
[L. integumentum, a covering, fr. intego, to cover]

integumentary system

n.
The bodily system consisting of the skin and its associated structures, such as the hair, nails, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands.
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The musculoskeletal and integumentary systems had the highest averages, demonstrating greater identification of women apprentice welders about health disorders in these systems.
The rates for three of the five major categories shown in Table 3 followed the outweigh pattern: operations on the digestive, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems. Within the digestive category, endoscopy of large intestine and cholecystectomy displayed the outweigh pattern, as did operations on muscle, tendon, fascia, and bursa (musculoskeletal) and excision of skin lesion (integumentary).
As an infant, Danny's musculoskeletal and integumentary systems played a very minor role, thus, because you looked at all 5 systems, you could overtly rule out the need to treat those systems at the moment.
Integumentary System. In: Biology, Medicine and Surgery of Elephants.
There are 21 chapters: introduction to human development; first week; second week; third week; fourth to eighth weeks; fetal period: ninth week to birth; placenta and fetal membranes; body cavities, mesenteries, and diaphragm; pharyngeal apparatus, face, and neck; respiratory system; alimentary system; urogenital system; cardiovascular system; skeletal system; muscular system; development of limbs; nervous system, development of eyes and ears; integumentary system; human birth defects; common signaling pathways used during development.
This book covers a wide variety of topics, including the integumentary system, the neurosensory system, the immune system, the respiratory system, and the cardiovascular system.
For example, for the integumentary system students are asked: Is the skin smooth, furry, feathered or scaled, thick or thin?
Table 1 identifies age-related changes of the integumentary system and the implications for the health care professional.
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General examination of integumentary system and examination of skin scrapings didn't reveal any ectoparasites.
The authors begin with cell structure and types and classifications of tissues and organs, then move to epithelial tissues and exocrine glands, connective and muscle tissues, cartilage and bone, nervous system and special senses, cardiovascular system, blood, blood cell formation, lymphoid system, integumentary system, endocrine organs, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
In this collection of articles that serve as chapters, contributors examine the integumentary system and how it figures in the practice of physical therapy, clinical thinking and decision making.