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The skin

Junior Cert Home Economics

TermDefinition
largest organ in the body skin
outer layer of skin epidermis
inner layer of skin dermis
surface of epidermis flat dead cells
pigment in the skin melanin
bring nutrients to the skin blood vessels
feel heat cold pain pressure nerves
keep skin soft and supple oil glands
energy reserve fat cells
made by the skin from the sun vitamin d
tiny holes on surface of skin pores
removes waste water and salt sweat
deepest layer of epidermis malpighian layer
caused by not washing body odour
amount of sweat released daily one litre
prevent unpleasant smells deoderants
prevent perspiration anti perspirant
common teenage skin condition acne
wart on the foot verruca
too much exposure to the sun causes skin cancer
Created by: gwhitney