Flashcards in Physiology & Histology of the Skin Deck (15):
The study of the structures and composition of the skin
The basic building blocks for tissues
Characteristics of healthy skin
smooth, hydrated, slightly acidic, good elasticity
How does the body maintain thermoregulation?
perspiration, radiation, insulation
Name the bottom layer of the epidermis
What layer of the epidermis holds the grainy cells?
The average adult skin cell turn over time is how many days?
What is a melanin production stimulant?
exposure to sunlight
What color is eumelanin?
dark brown to black
What percentage of hair is made of hard keratin?
What glands secrete oil?
Name some functions of lymph
bathes skin cells, helps with immune function, removes toxins and waste
What type of UV light consists of burning rays?
What effect does nicotine have on the body and skin?
contracts blood vessels cutting off nutrients and oxygen supply, this will asphyxiate the skin by depriving it of oxygen and nutrients