Flashcards in Chap 16, Vocabulary Deck (25)
Person with skin deficient in pigment (melanin)
apocrine sweat gland
One of the large dermal exocrine glands located in the axilla and 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 the skin.
eccrine sweat gland
Most numerous sweat-producing exocrine 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 its 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 pheomelanin 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.
stratum (plural: strata)
A layer (of cells).
Outermost layer of the epidermis, which consists of flattened, keratinized cells.
Innermost layer of the skin, containing fat tissue.