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EZ-Anat Ch. 5

Barron's E-Z Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 5 review

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The integumentary system is composed of the skin and a number of derivatives such as hair, nails and: glands
The largest organ of the body is the: skin
The skin protects the body from fluid loss or gain and serves as a barrier to: microorganisms
the pigment formed in the skin is called melanin
Skin pigments protect the body against radiation from sunlight called ultraviolet rays
Heat is lost at the body surface in sweat during the process of: evaporation
The skin conserves heat by reducing its secretions of sweat and by constricting its: blood vessels
Glands in the skin release water and fatty substances in the process of: excretion
Environmental stimuli are received by specialized skin: sensory receptors
The skin detects sensations such as pressure, touch, temperature, and: pain
The dermis is the inner, thicker layer of the skin, while the epidermis is outer: thinner layer
The two major structures of the hair fiber are the shaft and the: root
The nail is a protective plate consisting of the protein: keratin
At its proximal end, the nail is covered partially by a piece of tissue called the: cuticle
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