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Unit 3 Assessment

Unit 3 Vocabulary Test

TermDefinition
Integumentary System the organ system that provides protection to the outer body
Epidermis the outermost layer of the skin
Dermis the second layer of the skin composed of an elastic connective tissue, blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, involuntary muscle, hair follicles, sweat and oil glands
Hypodermis also known as the subcutaneous fascia is the inner most layer of the skin consisting of connective tissue and adipose (fatty tissue)
Sebaceous Glands oil glands
Sudoriferous Glands sweat glands
Macules flat spots on the skin such as freckles
Papules small, firm skin elevation caused by inflammation, fluid accumulation or hypertrophy of tissue
Vesicles a small abnormal elevation of the outer layer of skin enclosing a watery liquid
Pustules a small circumscribed elevation of the skin containing pus and having an inflamed base
Crusts an encrusting deposit of serum, cellular debris, and bacteria present over or about lesions in some skin diseases
Wheals a suddenly formed elevation of the skin surface with associated burning or itching
Ulcer a break in skin or mucous membrane with loss of surface tissue; may extend into the dermis and cause bleeding and/or scarring
Keratinization the process in which the cytoplasm of the outermost cells of the mammalian epidermis is replaced by keratin
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