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    You go to the beach to swim on an extremely hot, sunny summer afternoon. This job describes two ways in which your integumentary system acts to preserve homeostasis during your outing.

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    The integumentary system serves a variety of functions in the human body, some of which are less obvious than others! The main functions of the integumentary system are protection (through the creation of a physical, chemical and biological barrier), excretion, temperature regulation, sensation, acting as a blood reservoir and vitamin D synthesis. Several of these functions contribute to maintaining overall homeostatsis when spending a sunny day at the beach.

    First of all, the protective function of the skin is very important in this situation, especially the physical barrier. The physical barrier of ...

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    Integumentary homeostasis is illustrated.