Flashcards in Skin Deck (12):
What is the largest organ of the body?
What are the two layers of the skin?
The epidermis and dermis
What is the outer most protective layer of the skin that is made up of dead, keratinized epithelial cells.
What is the underlying layer of connective tissue with blood vessels, nerve endings, and skin structures?
List the layers of the epidermis from the OUTER layer to the INNER layer.
Stratum cornermen (OUTER)
Stratum germinativum(Inner Most)
What includes the stratum basale and stratum spinosum where mitosis occurs?
What are the 2 sweat glands called?
Eccrine and Apocrine
What is the most widely distrusted sweat gland that regulates body temperature?
Sweat gland found mainly in the armpits and groin area.
What is an oily secretion(sebum) through the hair follicles that lubricates the skin and prevents drying?
What is produced by holocrine secretions in which whole cells of the gland are part of the secretion?