Skin Functions

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protection

acts as a physical barrier preventing bacteria or viral entry to organs or blood stream

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thermoregulation

maintains homeostasis by raising or lowering body temperature

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sensation

houses millions of sensory receptors (nerve endings) for pain, touch, heat, cold and pressure

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secretion

excretes water, perspiration (sweat) and oil as needed via designated glands

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water retention

responsible for hydration to prevent the loss of excess water through evaporation