Flashcards in The Skin Deck (15)
Nerve ending responsible for sensitivity to light touch.
Facilitates the evaporation of sweat.
Produce oil that keeps the skin moisturised.
Arrector Pili Muscle
Contracts all at once to generate heat causing hairs to stand up.
Manufactures hair fibre and secretes oil.
Thermoregulation. Produces sweat to cool the body when evaporated.
Cutaneous Plexus (artery & vein)
Carries oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. Keeps the body at a constant temperature.
Helps to insulate the body.
Sweat Gland Duct
Helps carry the sweat to sweat pore.
Activate muscles and glands. Relay messages from sensory cells to the brain.
Secretes sweat to cool the body.
Nerve ending responsible for sensitivity to vibration and pressure.
Provides insulation and padding for the body.
Consists of papillary layer and reticular layer. Allows the skin to flex with movement and return to normal shape.