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Integumentary system

The integumentary system is a system of organs that covers the whole body from the outside and protects it from various external influences (microorganisms, dehydration, physically protects internal organs), serves to excrete matter outside the body and contains sensory bodies for pain, pressure and temperature.

The largest part of this system is the largest organ of the body, the skin. Inside the skin are other various organs of this system such as glands (sweat glands, sebaceous glands, mammary glands), sensory bodies and nerve endings, various skin derivatives (hair, nails, and shell and hair – in some species) and blood vessels .

The integumentary system is also important because it enables the maintenance of homeostasis of the body regardless of external conditions.

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