Flashcards in Chapter 5: The Integumentary System Deck (27)
What are the 6 functions of skin?
1.) Body temperature regulation
2.) Reservoir for blood
3.) Protection from external environment
4.) Cutaneous sensations
5.) Excretion and absorption
6.) Vitamin D synthesis
A protein that helps to protect and waterproof the skin.
Providing immunity to the body is the result of...
Which (oil) gland is associated with hair follicles?
Which gland is found in the external auditory meatus (ear canal)?
Perspiration(sweat) is produced by..
And inflammation of the sebaceous glands results in the skin condition called
What are the pigments of skin?
Melanin, carotene, and hemoglobin
Type of cells that produces pigments that result in skin color are..
Freckles are the result of..
Patches of melanin
The layer of the epidermis which contains cells that are capable of cell division is the
Adipose tissue is found in what layer of skin?
Stratum corneum is..
The layer of skin that contains dead cells
When an individual is cold, the ________ muscles contract.
The papillary layer of the _______ is the layer of the skin that contains blood vessels.
Is the outermost layer of the epidermis
Stratum lucidum is...
The layer of the epidermis in the skin found in the palm of the hand or foot.
This layer of the skin becomes keratinized...
_________ is the medical speciality that can be diagnosed and treat skin disorders.
_________ is the inherited condition in which individuals can't produce melanin.
Meisner's corpuscles are...
Receptors in the DERMIS that are sensitive to touch
Merkel cells(tactile cells) are...
In the EPIDERMIS and also sensitive to touch
Part of the nail that extends past the finger...
Base of the hair follicle..
The cuticle of the skin is made up of...
Stratum corneum of epidermis
What does matrix do?
Produces new hair cells by cell division