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Flashcards in The Skin Deck (15)
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1

Tactile Corpuscle

Nerve ending responsible for sensitivity to light touch.

2

Hair Shaft

Facilitates the evaporation of sweat.

3

Sebaceous Gland

Produce oil that keeps the skin moisturised.

4

Arrector Pili Muscle

Contracts all at once to generate heat causing hairs to stand up.

5

Hair Follicle

Manufactures hair fibre and secretes oil.

6

Sweat Gland

Thermoregulation. Produces sweat to cool the body when evaporated.

7

Cutaneous Plexus (artery & vein)

Carries oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. Keeps the body at a constant temperature.

8

Fat

Helps to insulate the body.

9

Sweat Gland Duct

Helps carry the sweat to sweat pore.

10

Nerve Fibres

Activate muscles and glands. Relay messages from sensory cells to the brain.

11

Sweat Pore

Secretes sweat to cool the body.

12

Lamellated Corpuscle

Nerve ending responsible for sensitivity to vibration and pressure.

13

Hypodermis

Provides insulation and padding for the body.

14

Dermis

Consists of papillary layer and reticular layer. Allows the skin to flex with movement and return to normal shape.

15

Epidermis

Made up of epithelium and contains keratinocytes, melanocytes, langerhans cells and merkel cells. Protects & acts as a barrier against germs.