Discuss a minimum of three functions of the integumentary system.

Although the integumentary system is the largest organ of the human body, it is often overlooked. It has many essential functions in protecting the body.  In your initial post:

  • Discuss a minimum of three functions of the      integumentary system.
  • Explain the location, composition, and special features      of the three layers of skin.
  • Explain the importance of the function of sweat and      sebaceous glands and the difference between apocrine and eccrine glands.

Use two scholarly sources (one may be your course text) to support your initial response. All sources must be referenced and cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.

Guided Response: Respond to two peers. Each peer response should be at least 100 words in length and supported by one scholarly source. In each reply, choose one of the integumentary functions discussed by your peer and explain how this function aids in the prevention or healing of a specific skin condition. Please choose a different function and skin condition for each peer reply.