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Human Anatomy 232

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What is the Epidermis? the outermost layer of the skin made of stratified squamous epitheral tissue.
What is Dermis? Contains fibroblasts that are responsible for secreting the ptoteins callagen and elastin. Middle Layer!
What is subcutaneous? Underneath the skin. the bottom.
What Keratinize? Hardening or thickening of cells by the protein keratin.
What is the Basale Layer? Closet to the dermis and revives nutrients from the blood vessels in the dermis.
What is Melanin? Give color to the skin, hair, and iris of the eyes. More melanin produced the darker the color of the skin, hair and eyes.
What is Collagen? Insoluable fibrous protein of vertibrates that is chief constituent of the fibrils of connective tissue (as in skin).
What is a Sebaceous Gland? Produce oil and found all over thin skin except for the lips, palms of hands, and soles of the feet.
What is Sudoriferous Gland? Sweat glands.
What are Eccrine Glands? Aid in heat regulation by cooling the body by secreting sweat on to the skin surface and cools the body by evaporation.
What are Apocrine Glands? Found in the axillae and genital areas. Produce a secretion that is similar to sweat also contains fatty acids and proteins.
What is Adipose? Fat
What are Hairfollicle? Hair produced in structures. Tiny sac out of which a hair emerges.
What is Albinism? skin condition caused by lack of melanin
What is the affect of Albinism? White hair, pale skin, irises of eyes are pink/red
What is Erythema? when skin appears abnormally red
What causes Erythema? Exercise, excitement, embarrassment, etc
What is Jaundice? Skin and sclera(white of eyes) appear yellow
What causes Jaundice? Liver dysfunction
Created by: Technopirate