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a n a t o m y
The Integumentary System
The layers of the skin make up the
integumentary system. The two primary
glands of the integumentary system are the
sebaceous (si-BAY-shus), or oil glands, and
the sudoriferous (soo-dohr-IF-er-us), or sweat
glands. These glands are referred to as duct
glands because both release their contents
into canal-like structures, or ducts, that open
onto the surface of the skin.
This introduction to the integumentary
system demonstrates its relationship to the
other body systems and their functions.
Chapter 8, Skin Physiology provides an
in-depth look at the skin--both inside
Understanding the human body will help
you make decisions that will enhance your
client's appearance. In addition, reviewing
the fundamental structures and systems of
the body prepares you to learn massage
techniques used in skin care services.
Your mastery of the important aspects of
physiology and anatomy is an important skill
in a profession built on the power of touch.
We have all learned about the basic body systems, whether in school or on a
visit to the doctor. Having read this section on body systems, which are you
most interested in learning more about?