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1

The _____ is the outermost layer of the skin.

Epidermis

2

Which layer of the skin consists of tightly packed epithelial cells?

Epidermis

3

Which layer of the skin is composed of collagenous and elastic fibers?

Dermis

4

Which part of the skin contains nerves and nerve endings to provide sensory information?

Dermis

5

Which layer of the skin contains hair follicles and sweat glands?

Dermis

6

How are goose bumps created?

Movement of the hair follicle by the arrector pilli when it produces pressure on the skin

7

How many types of skin glands are there?

5

8

_______ glands secrete sebum for hair and skin.

Sebaceous

9

What is the largest organ system of the body?

Integumentary System

10

Which gland secretes earwax?

Ceruminous

11

Where are apocrine glands found?

Smelly areas (gentalia, anus)

12

The integumentary system is the _____ organ system.

Largest

13

Vitamin _____, a vitamin produced by the skin, aids in digestion.

D

14

Why is Vitamin D necessary in small intestine?

Helps absorb calcium

15

Calcium is needed for?

Nerve transmission for smooth muscle contractions

16

The ________ divides the epidermis and dermis.

Papilla

17

Melanin is contain within the ______.

Papilla

18

What are the 5 skin glands?

Exocrine
Apocrine
Ceruminous
Mammary
Subatious

19

What is the function of melanin?

Tans person for UV ray protection

20

Most skin cancers are ______.

Benign

21

Malignant skin cancer occurs in areas that are?

Exposed to sun

22

What is the most dangerous skin cancer?

Malignant Melanoma

23

Malignant melanoma occurs in areas that?

ANYWHERE that has pigment

24

Which type of skin cancer invades lymph and blood vessels?

Malignant Melanoma

25

What is the most common type of malignant skin cancer?

Overexposure to sun