Flashcards in Anatomy & Term. Chapter 16 Vocabulary Deck (24):
Person with skin deficient in pigment (melanin).
Apocrine Sweat Gland
One of the large exocrine sweat glands located in the axilla and the genital areas. It secretes sweat that, in action with bacteria, is responsible for human body odor.
Deepest region of the epidermis; it gives rise to all the epidermal cells.
Structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue.
Band of epidermis at the base and sides of the nail plate.
Middle layer of of skin
Eccrine Sweat Gland
Most numerous sweat producing gland in the skin.
Outermost layer of the skin.
Layer of skin cells forming the outer and inner surfaces of the body.
Sac within which each hair grows
The skin and it's accessory structures such as hair and nails.
Hard protein material found in the epidermis, hair, and nails. Keratin means horn and commonly is found in the horns of animals.
The half-moon shaped, whitish area at the base of a nail.
Skin pigment. It is formed by melanocytes in the epidermis. Eumelanin is brown-black pigment, while phenomena in is red-yellow
Soft tissue surrounding the nail border.
Tiny opening on the surface of the skin.
Oil-secreting gland in the dermis that is associated with hair follicles.
Oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands.
Flat, scale-like cells composing the epidermis.
Arranged in layers
Plural - Strata
A layer of cells
Outermost layer of the epidermis, which consists of flattened,