Human Anatomy and Physiology

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Human Anatomy and Physiology


CONTENT             Page Number

  1.0 Introduction – Integumentary System                                 3

      2.1 The Importance and Mechanism of   Integumentary System         4
      2.2   Impacts of dysfunction         5-6

2.0   Introduction – Anatomy Of Skin           7
2.1 Epidermis           7
2.1.1 Layer of The Epidermis           8
2.1.2 Specialized Epidermal Cells           9
2.2 Dermis                                               9
2.2.1 Layer of The Dermis           10
2.2.2 Specialized Dermal Cells           10
2.3 Subcutaneous Tissues           10

3.0 Tattoo           11
3.1 Types of Tattoo           11
3.2 The Procedure of Tattooing           12
3.3 The Risk Involved in Getting Tattooed.                                                           13
3.4 Tattoo Removal           14

4.0 Conclusion           14 - 15
5.0 References           15


1. INTRODUCTION –   Integumentary   System
The Integumentary system consists of the skin and its associated structures such as hair, nails,nerve endings and the sebaceous (oil) and sudoriferous (sweat) glands (Lindh, Pooler, Tamparo and Dahl, 2010,p.790). It is the largest of the body’s anatomy system and count for 12 to 15 percent of body weight covering 1.5-2m2   of surface area.
The skin is the most external and visually apparent and the largest organ of the human body and the medical branch which studies it is known as "dermatology" (Keir, Wise, Krebs and Kelley-Arney, 2010,p.97) .The skin can be divided into three layers-the epidermis on the surface, the dermis beneath it and lastly, the adipose (fat) tissue under the dermis (MacKenzie, Arwine and Shewan,2006,p.210; Givens and Reiss, 2002, p. 58). The dermis is where all active skin functions take...

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