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The study of the functions of skin tissue

Skin physiology

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Soft
Moist
Flexible
Even in pigmentation
Free of disease
What are these characteristics of?

Healthy skin

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What is PASSER?

Protection
Absorption
Secretion
Sensation
Excretion
Regulation of temperature

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Protects the body from UV radiation

Melanin

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Chemical barrier on surface of the skin

Acid mantle

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Touch
Heat
Pain
Cold
Pressure
What are these responding to?

Sensory nerve endings in the dermis

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The study of the structure and composition of skin tissue

Skin histology

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What type of sunscreen absorbs and traps UV radiation?

Chemical sunscreen

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Works immediately after application to reflect or scatter the Suns uv radiation.

Physical

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TEWL?

Transepidermal water loss

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The only mitotic layer of the epidermis

Stratum germinativum

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The epidermis is made up of mostly what?

Dead skin cells

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What is avascular?

No blood vessels

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What does the basement membrane do?

Transports nutrients from the vascular dermis to the avascular epidermis

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The 28 day Upward migration from the stratum germinativum to the stratum corneum

The keratinization process

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What does the arrector pili muscles do?

Muscle responsible for goose bumps

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The longest Ray that penetrates deep into the dermis

UVA sun Ray

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Second longest Ray that penetrates into the epidermis

UVB sun Ray

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Protects the body from UV radiation

Melanin

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What is the chemical on top of the skin

Acid mantle

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Pigment that is produced by the melanocyte it gives us our skin color

Melanin

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What is Melanogenesis?

Process by which melanin is produced

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What is a melanosome?

Organelle found within the melanocyte