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Integumentary Review

Define skin largest organ of the body
important functions regulates sensations protects against sun regulates body temperature prevents dehydration resviour for food and water synthesizes Vitamin D
Describe first degree burns erythema hyperesthesia superfical burns only injures the epidermis
describe immunotherapy Biotherapy a newer treatment that stimulates the body's own immune defenses to fight tumour cells
Describe in situ and invasive insitu confined to the original site invasive penetrate the surrounding tissue
Describe sebaceous glands secretes sebum causes acne present over entire body except soles and palms
Describe second degree burns partial thickness burns damage epidermis and part of dermis vesicle or buille form
Describe the subcutaneous layer hypodermis binds dermis to underlying structures composed of connective and adipose tissue stores fat, insulates and cushions body regulates body temperature
Describe third degree burns full thickness burns epidermis and dermis are destroyed waxy and charred
How is hair colour determined the amount of pigment produced by epidermal melanocytes
What are two most important sublayers of the epidermis and where are they located stratum corneum (outer) basal layer (inner)
What do melanocytes produce and what is their functions melanin protects skin from ultraviolet radiation from the sun
What happens to new skin cells as they move towards the stratum corneum they die
what is a dermatologist the physion who specalizes in diagnosis and treatment of skin disease
What is a pathologist grade and stage tumours
What is the most common type of skin cancer basal cell carcinoma
Created by: pwhitee



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