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Integumentary System

Study of the Integumentary System

Stratum Coreum is the surface layer of the epidermis
Keratin A protein found in the strat coneum that makes this layer tough and impenetrable
Melanin a dark pigment in the skin and hair that is produced by melanocytes found in the stratum basale
arrrector pili the muscle attached to the root of the hair; contracts when the person is scared or when the skin becomes chilled
Nerve endings general sensory receptors for pressure, temperature, and pain.
What is the function of the integumentary system. Protection, Temperature regulation, Sensory reception, Cutaneous absorption
Epidermis Name the First layers of the skin
Dermis Name the Second layers of the skin
Subcutaneous layer Name the Third layers of the skin
Mammary gland Specialized sudoriferous gland in the breasts that secrete milk
Ceruminous glands Specialized secretory glands located in the external ear canal that secrete cerumen (earwax)
Apocrine glands Larger sweat glands located in the axillary and pubic regions; secrete a viscous and odoriferous fluid; become active at puberty
Sebaceous glands Glands located along the shaft of the hair; secrete sebum, an oily substance
Created by: mithral