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 integumentary system is mainly exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation coming from the open arc welding activity.
Therefore, since disease of the skin is a disease of the integumentary system and the skin is part of the integumentary system it has a more specific definition in the tree's hierarchy.
Rates for four of the seven operation categories in Table 4 fit the outweigh pattern, including operations on the eye, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, and integumentary system. Among eye operations, the cataract procedures, extraction of lens and insertion of prosthetic lens, declined so much in inpatient settings that national estimates are no longer reliable, but the substantial amount of cataract surgery done in ambulatory settings resulted in combined ambulatory and inpatient rates for 1995 that were well above 1980 inpatient rates.
Surgery of integumentary system. In: Manual of Small Animal Surgery.
A detailed history will be taken as per the Proforma with special emphasis on examination of the entire integumentary system, including the skin, hair, oral mucous membrane, genital mucosa, perianal areas and nails.
This work describes the integumentary system of the dolphin, which protects the mammal from damage from the aquatic environment.
In his integumentary system, he had surgical scars but no restrictions right now.
Drugs affecting the integumentary system. In Pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitionerprescribers (2nd ed.).
Those patients with a diagnosis of a disease of the integumentary system were 2.5 times more likely (p=0.027) to be boarded in the PACU than patients in the "other diagnoses" category.
Integumentary System. In: Jubb, Kennedy, and Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals (Maxie M.G.