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Skin Structure/Growt

Sking Structure and Growth

The medical branch that deals with the study of skin, functions, diseases, and treatment dermatology
The largest living organ of the body is the skin
Healthy skin is slightly soft, and flexable with a texture that is smooth and fine-grained
Continued pressure on any part of the skin can cause it to thicken and develop a callus
Appendages of the skin include hair, nails, and sweat and oil glands
The skin structure is generally thinnest on the eyelids
the skin on the scalp has larger and deeper hair follicles
the outermost layer of the skin is also called the epidermis layer
The epidermis layer of the skin does not caontain blood vessels
The stratum germinativum is the deepest layer of the epidermis and is responsible for growth of the epidermis
The dark special cells that protect sensitive cells and provide color to the skin are melanocytes
The granular layer of the epidermis is the stratum corneum
A fiber protein that is the principal component of hair and nails is keratin
the deepest layer of the epidermis is the stratum germinativum
Cells that are almost dead and pushed to the surface to replace cells are shed from the stratum granulosum layer
the underlying or inner layer of the skin is the dermis layer
The outermost layer, directly beneath the epidermis, is the papillary layer
The deepest layer of the dermis that supplies the skin with oxygen and nutrients and contains sweat and oil glands is the reticular layer
Tissue that gives smoothness and contour to the body and provides a protective cushion is subcutaneous tissue
The clear fluid that removes toxins and cellular waste and has immune functions is lymph
Motor Nerve fibers attatched to the hair follicle that can cause goose bumps are the arrector pili muscle
Nerves that regulate the secretion od persperation and sebum are secretory nerve fibers
Basic sensations such as touch, pain, heat, cold, and pressure are registered by nerve endings
the amount and type of pigment produced by individual is determined by genes
Two types of melanin produced by the body are pheomelanin and eumelanin
Skin gets its strength, form, and flexablility from fibers found within the dermis layer
the fibrous protein that gives skin its form and strength is elastin
a fiber that gives skin flexibility and elasticity is elastin
The sudoriferous glands help the body regulate temperature
a tubelike duct that ends at the skin surface to form the sweat pore is the secretory coil
The sebaceous or oil glands are connected to the secretory coil
The sebaceous or oil glands are connected to the hair follicle
The principal functions of the skin are protection, sensation, heat regulation, excretion, and secretion and absorption
The best way to support the health of skin is by eating foods from fats, carbs, and proteins.
Created by: Bribangarang