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HHS Integumentary Sy

Anatomy and Physiology Key Terms

Integumentary system the system that is made up of the skin, hair, nails, and glands
Epidermis Outer layer of skin
Dermis The second layer of skin
subcutaneous bellow the dermis, binds the dermis to underlying structures
melanocytes special cells that produce a black pigment called melanin
melanin Black pigment, which provides a protective barrier from the sun, amount of melanin determines the color of skin
Sudoriferous glands the glands that produce sweat
Sebaceous glands The glands that produce oil
sebum the oily secretion that the sebaceous gland secretes, acid in nature, destroys harmful organisms on the skin
hair shaft the visible part of the hair
hair follicle the part of the hair that is embedded in the dermis
papilla at the bottom of the hair follicle, cluster of epithelial cells that are responsible for reproducing the hair shaft