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Integumentary (HS1)

Integumentary System (Skin)

Epidermis Outermost covering made of epithelial cells with no blood vessels
Dermis True skin is made of connective tissue and is vascular
Functions of the skin -Skin is covering for the underlying, deeper tissues, protecting from dehydration -Skin helps regulate the body temperature by controlling the amount of heat loss. -Skin helps to manufacture vitamin D -Skin is the site of many nerve endings
Keratin A protein that renders the skin dry and provides a waterproof covering
Keratinocytes Comprise most of the epidermis and produce the protein, Keratin
Melanocytes Makes the protein, Melanin, which protects the skin from UV rays
Sudoriferous Glands Sweat that is distributed over the entire skin surface
Sebum An thick, oily substance that protects the skin
Acne Vulgaris Disorder of Subaceous Glands that prevents the glands the escape of the oily secretions.
Athlete's Foot A contagious fungal infection between the toes that can be caused from public showers or baths
Dernatitis An inflammation of the skin
Eczema An acute, or chronic, noncontagious inflammatory skin disease
Impetigo An acute, inflammatory, and contagious skin disease seen in babies and young children
Psoriasis A chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by the developement of dry reddish pathes
Ringworm A highly contagious fungal infection marked by raised, itchy, circular patches with crust
Urticaria/Hives A skin condition recognized by the appearance of intensely itching wheals or welts
Boils A bacterial infection of the hair follicles or sebaceous glands usually caused by the staphylococcus organism
Herpes A viral infection that is usually seen as a blister
Genital Herpes Another form of the virus which may appear as a blister in the gential area
Shingles A skin eruption due to as virus infection of the nerve endings
Rules of Nines Measures the percent of the body burned
First Degree Burn Only involves the epidermis
Second Degree Burn May involve the epidermis and dermis
Third Degree Burn Involves complete destruction of epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous
Hypothermia Condition in which body temperature drops below normal
Hyperthermia Condition in which body temperature rises above normal
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