Flashcards in Chapter 3: Integumentary System: Skin, Etc. Deck (34):
Antimicrobial barrier often possessing viscous, moist secretions on its surface and covering most body surfaces not directly in contact with the outside environment.
Fibrous sheet found underlying epithelial and endothelial tissue.
Skin as defined from the perspective of its being a tissue membrane.
Most abundant protein in mammals, connects together tissues and is the primary constituent of connective tissue.
Connective tissue protein that is capable of fairly substantial stretching and contraction while exerting force towards return to its original size.
Crosslinked collagen fibers that create a fine mesh that serves as connective tissue internal support of various soft internal tissues within animal bodies.
Major protein constituent of the outer layer of skin, nails, hair, reptilian scales, feathers, hooves, claws, beaks, baleen, horns including those of rhinoceros, and porcupine quills.
Body barrier as displayed by vertebrate animals to microorganisms and various invertebrate animals as well as water, nutrients, and colloidal substances as found in bodies.
The underlying layer of the skin.
Alternative name for hypodermis.
The middle layer of the skin.
The outer layer of the skin.
The lower-most layer of the epidermis.
The upper-most layer of the epidermis.
Cells that are responsible for generating the primary protein constituent of the cornified layer of skin as well as of various skin appendages such as hair.
Cells responsible for producing the major pigment associated with skin and hair.
Common pigment associated for example with skin, hair, and eyes which serves as an absorbent of ultraviolet radiation.
Single layer of tightly connected animal cells that serves as a surface covering of other tissues.
Multiple layers of tightly connected animal cells that serve as a surface covering of other tissues.
Smooth muscles attached to hair follicles.
Keratin-based skin appendage that is a defining characteristic of mammals.
Source in mammals of defining keratinized skin appendages as well as the outlet for apocrine and sebaceous glands.
Hardened keratin-based structures found at the terminus of most primate digits.
Means by animals generate substances that are then released via ducts.
Antimicrobial as well as cooling fluid released onto the skin by certain exocrine glands.
Releaser, onto the skin, of sweat.
Releasers of non-sebum oily materials into hair follicles and from there to the surface of our bodies.
Releasers of water-proofing materials into hair follicles and from there to the surface of our bodies.
Lubricating, waterproofing, and antimicrobial substance secreted onto the skin of mammals.
Skin condition associated with blockage of hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
Deep hair follicle infection.
Contagious bacterial skin infection common especially among young children.
Growth-like viral infection of the skin.