integumentary system

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(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

The bodily system consisting of the skin and its associated structures, such as the hair, nails, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands.

integumentary system

the skin and its appendages, hair, nails, and sweat and sebaceous glands.


1. pertaining to or composed of skin.
2. serving as a covering.

integumentary system
skin and its appendages.
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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.
The Integumentary system currently comes with 2 models: Male skin w/ and w/o genitalia.