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Ch 6 - Integumentary

Terminology

TermDefinition
Abrasion Scraping away of the superficial layer of injured skin
Adenoma Glandular tumor
Albinism Lack of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes
Albino Person with skin deficient in pigment or melanin
Adipose Pertaining to fat
Anhidrosis Lack of sweat
Arrector Pili Smooth muscle causing “goose bumps”
Bullae Blisters on the skin
Collagen Structural protein found in skin and connective tissues
Cortex The outer cuticle layer of the hair shaft
Cuticle Band of the epidermis extending from nail wall to nail surface
Dermatitis Inflammation of the skin
Dermis Considered the true layer of skin
Dermatology Study of the skin and its diseases
Dermatologist Physician who specialized in skin and its diseases
Diaphoresis Profuse sweating, usually a symptom of an underlying health condition
Epithelium Layer of skin forming the outer and inner surfaces of the body
Erythema Red discoloration of the skin
Hair Follicle Tube that holds the hair root
Histiocytoma Fatty tumor of the sebaceous gland
Hypodermic Under the skin
Hyperhidrosis Most common reason for excessive sweating, due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system
Keratin Hard protein material found in epidermis, hair, and nails
Lipocyte Fat cell
Lipoma Tissue or mass containing fat
Lunula Half-moon shaped white area at the base of a nail
Melanin Black pigment formed by melanocytes
Onychomycosis Fungal infection of a nail
Papillae Permanent ridges of the skin
Root The part of the hair implanted in the skin
Sebaceous glands They produce a thick, oily substance
Seborrhea Increased discharge of sebum from glands
Sebum Lubricates the skin, keeping it soft and pliable
Subcutaneous Adipose layer
Created by: Stoddardt