Flashcards in Chapter 3 Intgeumentary Deck (15):
Wound, injury, or pathological change in body tissue
Pertaining to a system or the whole body rather than a localized area.
Pertaining to treating, remediation, or curing a disorder or disease.
[therapeut=treatment; -ic=pertaining to]
Physicians who specialize in treating integumentary disorders
Study of the integumentary system
Skin. Derived from Latin: "integumentum"=covering.
*Largest organ of the body, consisting of several tissues structurally arranged to function together.
Outer layer of the skin. Forms protective covering of the body. Thinner on eyelids and thickest on palm of the hands. Nonsensitive layer-no blood supply or nerve supply. (Avascular) Dependent on the dermis' network of capillaries for nourishment.
Inner layer of skin. Rich with blood vessels (vascular), nerve endings, sebaceous (oil) and sudoriferous (sweat) glands, and hair follicles. Also includes the nails. Subcutaneous tissue lies just beneath dermis and binds it to underlying structures. Main function of subcutaneous tissue: protect tissue and organs underneath, prevent heat loss.
Sebaceous (oil) gland
Sudoriferous (Sweat) Gland/pore