integumentary system

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integumentary system:

see skinskin,
the flexible tissue (integument) enclosing the body of vertebrate animals. In humans and other mammals, the skin operates a complex organ of numerous structures (sometimes called the integumentary system) serving vital protective and metabolic functions.
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integumentary system

[in¦teg·yə¦men·trē ′sis·təm]
(anatomy)
A system encompassing the integument and its derivatives.
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The effects of cardamonin on the tegument of schistosomes were analyzed by confocal microscopy analysis in order to examine morphological alterations at the surface of male worms.
According to Bartoli (1974), a gymnophallid cercaria can be identified by the following characteristics: Distome, pharyngeate larva, tegument spinose, eyespots absent, stylet lacking, excretory vesicle thin-walled V or Y shaped, furcated tail, developing in marine bivalves.
The tegument between spines can also be seen to have numerous pores or pits (Fig.
In contrast to PZQ, which causes an increase in the permeability of the membranes of schistosome cells leading to calcium-producing sustained muscular contraction, spastic paralysis and tegument damage (Doenhoff et al.
According to these authors, adult individuals of this isopod occur in gills, tegument or mouth of catfishes and armored catfishes, whereas young individuals are active free swimmers.
They have a whip shaped tail in which base there is a swing or a harpoon composed by dentine with a tegumentary case dentin shaped, saw profile and poisonous glands in the cuneiform area of the tegument [2,13].
The virus has a capsid surrounded by a tegument and a glycoprotein envelope.
Ultrastructural studies on the tegument of the metacercariae of Meiogymnophallus minutus and Meiogymnophallus fossarum (Digenea: Gymnophallidae) in Cerastoderma edule (Bivalvia) from Portugal.
Electron micrograph studies of B virus show a typical herpesvirus structure (6), including an electron dense core with viral DNA inside an icosapentahedral capsid surrounded by an amorphous tegument protein layer and a lipid envelope studded with viral glycoproteins.
Differential Features of Tunga penetrans and Other Organisms * T Sarcoptes penetrans Ticks Myiasis scabei Helminths Exoskeleton, + + + + + cuticle or tegument Hypodermal + + - - Some species layer Tracheae + + + + - Digestive + + + + + tract Eggs + - - + Some species ([dagger]) Striated + + + + - muscle (Haphazard (Helminths distri- have smooth bution) muscle) * Plus sign indicates feature is present; minus sign, feature is absent.