Flashcards in Chapter 21 - The Interaugmentary System Deck (67)
Pertaining to the skin
Outermost portion of the skin consisting of 4-5 strata (layers) of epithelial cells.
Deepest layer of the epidermis. Produces new cells
Protein that thickens and toughens the skin
Outermost layer composed of flat, dead, protective cells that are constantly being shed and replaced.
Produced by some cells in the epidermis. Pigment that gives skin color and protects against sunlight
Layer beneath the epidermis. Contains connective tissue, nerves, blood vessels, lymphatics, and sensory receptors. Nourishes and supports the skin.
Beneath the dermis and is mainly composed of connective tissue and fat.
Sweat gland. Temperature regulation by releasing watery fluid that evaporates to cool the skin
Releases oily fluid called sebum that lubricates the hair and skin and prevents drying.
Small muscle attached to the follicle that raises the hair to produce goose bumps.
Nail cuticle. Extension of the epidermis onto the nail.
Keratin, horny layer of skin
Dark, black, melanin
Sebum, sebaceous gland
Raised, fluid filled lesion larger than a vesicle
Crack or break in the skin
Flat, colored spot
Solid, raised lesion larger than a papule; often indicative of a systemic disease
Small, circular, raised lesion at the surface of the skin
Superficial, flat, or slightly raised differentiated patch more than 1cm in diameter
Raised lesion containing pus, often in a hair follicle or sweat pore
Lesion resulting from destruction of the skin and perhaps subcutaneous tissue
Small, fluid filled, raised lesion. A blister of bleb