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Integumentary System

Integumentary System The organ system that includes the skin and its accessory structures
Epidermis Outer, epithelial layer of the skin
Dermis The thick layer of skin beneath the epidermis
Subcutaneous Layer Loose connective tissue layer beneath the skin; also called the hypodermis
Stratum Basale Deepest layer of the epidermis, where cells divide; also called the stratum germinativum
Keratin Intracellular protein in epidermis, hair, and nails
Stratum Corneum Outer, horny layer of the epidermis
Melanin Dark pigment generally found in skin and hair
Eumelanin Brownish-black pigment
Pheomelanin Reddish-yellow pigment
Nails Protective plate at the distal end of a finger or toe
Hair Follicles Tubelike depression in the skin where a hair develops
Sebaceous Glands Skin gland that secretes sebum
Sebum Oily secretion of the sebaceous glands
Sweat Glands Exocrine gland in skin that secretes a mixture of salt, water, and wastes such as urea
Inflammation Tissue response to stress that includes pain, warmth, redness, and swelling
Created by: Malia.grace08
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