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1

What is the dermo-epidermal junction

Interface between epidermis and dermis

2

What is the function of pacinian corpuscles

Sensing pressure and vibrations

3

What is the function of meissners corpuscles

Sensing light touch

4

Name two examples of hormonal influences in hair growth

Thyroxine and androgen

5

What glands produce sebum

Sebaceous glands

6

What is the purpose of sebaceous glands

Control moisture loss and protection from fungal infection

7

What gland is androgen dependent

Apocrine sweat glands

8

Why does sweat smell

Skin commensals breaking down apocrine gland secretions

9

What is the purpose of eccrine glands

To allow the body to cool itself