Anatomy & Physiology Question #55


Which is a function of the skin?


  1. Maintenance of normal body temperatures
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  2. Synthesis of B vitamins
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  3. Protection of underlying structures
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  4. Excretions of salts, organic wastes, and water
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The correct answers are A, C, and D. The skin maintains normal body temperatures, protects underlying structures, and excretes salts, organic wastes, and water. Vitamin B12 is produced in the gastrointestinal tract by certain bacteria.

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