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Ch. 6 Integumentary

Integumentary System

Two or more tissues working together for a specific function Organ
Normal Nail Growth 0.1-1.2 mm/day
What is the eponychium? nail cuticle
Layer that is deep to the epidermis. dermis
Distal edge of the nail Free-edge of nail
Where is the subcutaneous layer located? below the dermis
Methods to help prevent pressure ulcers. Massaging the skin, drink lots of fluid, eat foods rich in proteins, do NOT sleep in one position
The main function of melanocytes to protect deeper cells from sunlight
Skin cells play an important role in the production of vitamin D
Functions of the epidermis sensory, protection, physical barrier
Describe thick skin Thick: no hair, more epithelial layers, soles of feet, palm of hand, fingerprints
Describe thin skin Thin: no stratum lucidum, accessory structures
Functions of Nails Protect fingers and toes, grasping
Missing layer of epidermis in thin skin stratum lucidum
Functions of the hypodermis fat storage, thermal regulation, movement
Other names for the Hypodermis subcutaneous, superficial fascia
Tissue response to inflammation redness, swelling, warmth, pain, vasodialation
Are Tattoos painful? Depends on size, type, skill of artist, placement, and individual pain tolerance.
Is getting a tattoo 100% safe? No, you run the risk of receiving HIV, Hepatitis B, syphalis, and other infections.
Created by: ebickley