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1. Protect

protect from:
- mechanical damage ( injury)
- chemical damage ( acids, bases)
- bacterial damage
- UV radiation
- thermal damage
- drying out

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2. Temperature Regulation

- rich blood supply: allows heat to surface to radiate away
- sweat: evaporative cooling of body

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3. Excretion

- urea, salt, and water

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4. Production of Protein

vitamin D

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4. Sensory Receptors

- touch, pressure
- pain, temperature