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1

The functions of the skin include:

Preventing entry of microorganisms

Reducing water loss

Regulating Body temp (sweat, vasodilation, increase SA = too hot) (erector pili = too COLD)

2

Metabolic action of the skin includes:

Production of vitamin D

3

Epidermis is formed by Embryonic Ectoderm.
True or false

TRUE

4

Within the skin STRATUM BASALE separates the … and the …

Epidermis and dermis

5

The protective layer of cells of the OUTER epidermis is called the

Stratum CORNuem

6

Which layer of epidermis has cuboidal or columnar cells?

STRATUM BASALE

7

Adipose Tissue is most aduna the in the… layer UNDER the skin

Subcutaneous!

8

Melanocytes lie within the … of the skin

STRATUM BASALE and upper dermis

9

Hairs arise from which layer of the skin?

STRATUM BASALE of the Epidermis

10

Which response of the body REDUCES body temperature?

Sweating!

11

Merkel Cells of Epidermis are receptor cells for

Light touch!

12

What is one IMPORTANT FUNCTION for melanin?

Absorb harmful radiation (UV)

13

Where are the nerve receptors for pressure + pain located?

In dermis

14

The Epidermal ridges or fingerprints are caused by the…

Dermal Papillae

15

The strength of the dermis is mainly due to…

The presence of Collagen Fibres!

16

The part of the hair OUTSIDE the surface of the skin is called the…

Shaft

17

The term ‘goosebumps’ is directly related to which structures?

Arrector Pili

18

Langerhans Cells are MODIFIED MACROPHAGES processing microbes

True or false?

TRUE

19

The reticular layer of the DERMIS contains…

Bundles of interlacing Collagen and elastic fibres

20

The insensitive layer of the HOOF has NO nerve endings.

True or false?

TRUE

21

The small callosity on the underside of the fetlock is called

Ergot