Flashcards in Anatomy - Integumentary System Deck (25):
The _____ is the outermost layer of the skin.
Which layer of the skin consists of tightly packed epithelial cells?
Which layer of the skin is composed of collagenous and elastic fibers?
Which part of the skin contains nerves and nerve endings to provide sensory information?
Which layer of the skin contains hair follicles and sweat glands?
How are goose bumps created?
Movement of the hair follicle by the arrector pilli when it produces pressure on the skin
How many types of skin glands are there?
_______ glands secrete sebum for hair and skin.
What is the largest organ system of the body?
Which gland secretes earwax?
Where are apocrine glands found?
Smelly areas (gentalia, anus)
The integumentary system is the _____ organ system.
Vitamin _____, a vitamin produced by the skin, aids in digestion.
Why is Vitamin D necessary in small intestine?
Helps absorb calcium
Calcium is needed for?
Nerve transmission for smooth muscle contractions
The ________ divides the epidermis and dermis.
Melanin is contain within the ______.
What are the 5 skin glands?
What is the function of melanin?
Tans person for UV ray protection
Most skin cancers are ______.
Malignant skin cancer occurs in areas that are?
Exposed to sun
What is the most dangerous skin cancer?
Malignant melanoma occurs in areas that?
ANYWHERE that has pigment
Which type of skin cancer invades lymph and blood vessels?