Give 5 Functions of the Skin

Skin forms the outermost covering of the body stretched all over the body. It has the following functions:

  • It primarily provides protection in these ways – prevents mechanical shocks, excess water loss, entry of disease-causing germs and protection against excess UV 
  • It serves as a sense organ for sensations such as pain, touch, pressure etc
  • It is responsible to regulate temperature
  • It stores food in the form of a layer of fat contained in special cells
  • It synthesizes vitamin D when it is exposed to sunshine

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