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Integumentary System

organ system including skin, hair and nails

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epidermis

the surface layer of the skin

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dermis

inner layer, composed largely of dense connective tissue, thicker than the epidermis

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hypodermis/subcutaneous layer

beneath dermis, not a true layer of skin

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5 layers - stratum corneum

dead cell layer

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5 layers - stratum lucidum

dying; only on palms and feet

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5 layers - stratum granulosum

mature cells

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5 layers - stratum spinosum

maturing cells

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5 layers - stratum basale

innermost

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melanocytes

specialized cells in the epidermis, produces melanin which provides skin color

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artery

delivers oxygen-rich blood from the heart to tissues of the skin

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vein

carries oxygen-poor blood to the heart from tissues of the skin

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alopecia

hair loss

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pruritus

intense itchiness

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eczema

inflammatory conditions of the skin

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cyst

small sac underneath the skin

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fissure

crack or break in skin

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macule

discolored lesion

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polyp

skin tags

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plaque

large, flat or slightly raised patch