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Flashcards in Integumentary Deck (13):
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Function of the skin

Protection
Temp Regulation
Secretion
Absorption
Vitamin D synthesis

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Corneum

Water loss protection
Protects underlying structures from external environment

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Granulosum

Represents change of living to dead cells

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Spinosum

Brings structure closer together with outer projections

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Basal

Detects light touch
Reproduces cells
Receives nourishment from dermal blood supply

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Sebaceous glands

Secretes sebum which acts as lubricant and antibacterial agent

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Sweat glands

Functions to cool body

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Arrector pili muscle

Contracts in response to fear, cold and touch

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Vasodilation

1. Blood temp rises
2. More heat is released
3. Skin becomes pink
4. Sweat glands activated

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Vasoconstriction

1. Blood temp lowers
2. Maintaining body core temp
3. Skin becomes pale

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Skin protection

Prevents entry of foreign substances
Keratinocytes form acid mantle
Melanin protects ultra ray violet damage

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Collagen

Gives strength to skin and maintains hydration

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Elastin

Allows skin to stretch and recoil