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Med.Term C16 Vocab

Chabner, Language of Medicine 11th edition-Chapter 16 Vocabulary

Adipocyte Fat cell
Albino Person with skin deficient in pigment
apocrine sweat gland One of the large dermal exocrine glands located in the axilla and genital areas
basal layer Deepest region of the epidermis; gives rise to all the epidermal cells
collagen Structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue
cuticle Band of epidermis at the base and sides of the nail plate
dermis Middle layer of the skin
eccrine sweat gland Most numerous sweat-producing exocrine gland in skin
epidermis Outermost layer of the skin
epithelium Layer of skin cells forming the outer and inner surfaces of the body
hair follicle Sac within which each hair grows
integumentary system The skin and its accessory structures such as hair and nails
keratin Hard protein material found in the epidermis, hair, and nails
lunula Half-moon-shaped, whitish area at the base of a nail
melanin Skin pigment formed by melanocytes in the epidermis
paronychium Soft tissue surrounding the nail border
pore Tiny opening on the surface of the skin
sebaceous gland Oil-secreting gland in the dermis that is associated with hair follicles
sebum Oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands
squamous epithelium Flat, scale-like cells composing the epidermis
stratified Arranged in layers
stratum (plural: strata) A layer (of cells)
stratum corneum Outermost layer of the epidermis; consists of flattened, keratinized cells
subcutaneous layer Innermost layer of the skin, containing fat tissue
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