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Skin Terms

Mr. Gs Skin Terms

Sebum oil; mild antibacterial agent
Sweat Contains water, salt and waste. Sweat evaporates and helps cool the body.
Melanin substance in skin cells that colors the skin, protects against UV light
Functions of Skin Protection (serves as a barrier to pathogens and UV rays), Sensory perception, Body temperature regulation, Storage, Absorption, Excretion, Production of vitamin D
Epidermis outer layer of skin
Pores openings that allow sweat to reach the surface
Sweat Glands a special group of cells that produce or makes sweat
Dermis true layer; contains blood vessels, nerves, hair follicles
Sudoriferous glands sweat glands
Sebaceous glands oil glands
Subcutaneous layer (hypodermis) fat layer that connect the skin to the muscles
Acne bacterial infection of sebaceous glands
Athlete's foot contagious; fungal infection
Third degree burn involves destruction of epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer
Erythema reddish color ot the skin that can be caused by burns or congestion in the blood vessels
Albino absence of color pigment
Jaundice yellowish discoloration of the skin; a result of liver or gallbladder disease.
Cyanosis bluish discoloration of the skin; a result of insufficient oxygen reaching the cells; associated with cardiovascular and respiratory disorders.
Alopecia baldness
Dermatitis inflammation of the skin
Eczema non contagious, inflammatory skin disorder caused by an allergen or irritant.
Impetigo a highly contagious skin disease caused by streptococci or staphylococci organisms.
Psoriasis Chronic non contagious skin disease. Thick red areas covered white silver scales.
Ringworm A highly contagious fungal infection of the skin or scalp.
Verrucae Warts caused by a viral infection of the skin.
Skin cancer The most common of all cancers. Three main types. Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma and Melanoma.
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