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    Describe the interrelationship between the integumentary system and nervous system. How do they maintain homeostasis?

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    The receptors in the skin (organs of the integumentary system) send sensory information to the brain. The autonomic nervous system regulates peripheral blood flow and sweat glands. This helps the body maintain a homeostatic temperature. If you are too hot or cold your brain sends nerve impulses to the skin, which then either increases or decreases heat loss from the body's surface. It does this ...

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    This detailed solution describes the interrelationship between the integumentary system and the nervous system, and evaluates how they maintain homeostasis. It includes a link and examples.