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Define skin and name its important functions *the largest organ of the body *registers sensations *protects against the sun *regulates body temp *prevents dehydration *reservoir for food and water *synthesizes vitamin D
Describe first-degree burns *superficial burns *only injure epidermis *erythema, hyperesthesia
Describe immunotherapy *biotherapy *newer treatment that stimulates the body's own immune to fight tumor cells
Describe in situ and invasive *in situ ~ confined to original site *invasive ~ penetrate the surrounding area
Describe sebaceous glands *secrete sebum *causes acne *present over entire body except soles and palms
Describe second-degree burns *partial-thickness burns *damage epidermis and part of dermis *vesicles or bullae foem
Describe the subcutaneous layer *hypodermis *binds dermis to underlying structures *composed of connective and adipose tissue *stores fats, insulates and cushions body, regulates body temp
Describe third-degree burns *full-thickness burns *epidermis and dermis are destroyed *waxy and charred
How is hair colour determined? *related to the amount of pigment produced in melanocytes
What are the two most important sublayers of the epidermis and where are they located? *stratum corneum ~ outermost *basal layer ~ innermost
What do melanocytes produce and what is their function? *melanin *protects skin from ultraviolet radiation from sun
Created by: AshleyMcM