Flashcards in Integumentary System: Chapter 5 Deck (65)
-largest organ in the body
hair, nails, sweat and oil glands
The Integumentary System
composed of accessory organs and the skin
-skin protects the body and allows us sensation of touch
beneath the skin's surface provide sensations of temperature
The skin protects against?
dehydration, regulated body temperature, and protects against ultraviolet rays
What does the skin synthesize?
The skin consists of how many layers?
-the subcutaneous layer binds the skin to the underlying tissues
The Subcutaneous layer Of Tissue
binds the dermis to underlying structures, stores fats, insulates and cushions the body, and regulates temperature.
produce melanin (black pigment), protect the skin from sun damage
-in the basal layer
The Sebaceous Glands
Sensations Provided by the Skin
provides nerve endings that sense heat, cold, pressure and touch
cutane/o, derm/o, dermat/o
abnormally excessive sweating that's not necessarily related to higher temperatures or exercise
erythem/o, erythemat/o, erythr/o
adip/o, lip/o, steat/o
family of genetic skin disorders characterized by dry, scaling skin that may thickened or very thin
horny tissue; hard; cornea
hardening; sclera (white of eye)
abnormally dry skin
group of rare diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissue (the fibers that provide the framework and support for your body)