Integumentary System Major Organs Image
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2019. The integumentary system is an organ system consisting of the skin, hair, nails, and exocrine glands. The skin is only a few millimeters thick yet is by far the largest organ in the body.
The exocrine glands of the integumentary system produce sweat, oil, and wax to cool, protect, and moisturize the skin’s surface. Anatomy of the Integumentary System
Sensation. The integumentary system has sensory receptors that can distinguish heat, cold, touch, pressure, and pain. The skin and its derivatives (sweat and oil glands, hair and nails) serve a number of functions, mostly protective; together, these organs are called the integumentary system.