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HPR205: The Human Body Health & Disease

HPR205 Week 2 – Discussion 2

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Integumentary System

Although the integumentary system is the largest organ of the human body, it is often overlooked. It has many essential functions in protecting the body.  In your initial post:

  • Discuss a minimum of three functions of the integumentary system. 
  • Explain the location, composition, and special features of the three layers of skin.
  • Explain the importance of the function of sweat and sebaceous glands and the difference between apocrine and eccrine glands.

Use two scholarly sources (one may be your course text) to support your initial response. All sources must be referenced and cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.

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