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Integumentary Sys.

papillae ridges on our fingers that improve grasping ability
athletes foot very contagious condition caused by fungus
melanocytes produce skin pigment
stratum cornem outermost layer of the epidermis
stratum germinativum innermost layer of the epidermis
dermis layer of the skin containing blood vessels, glands, hair follicles. called the "true skin"
follicle hollow tube that contains the hair root
acne involves blockage of the subaceous glands and invasion of WBC
melanoma brown, irregular patch of dangerous skin cancer
cortex outer layer of the hair shaft
medulla inner layer of the hair shaft
axilla under arm area
acne disorder of the epidermis. treated with topical or oral antibiotics
adipose tissue fat stored in the subcutaneous layer
hand washing best way to prevent germs
dermatitis rash caused by stress or an irritant
genital herpes STD that can be spread to newborn baby at birth
keratin protein substance that makes the nails hard
sebaceous gland produce sebum (oil) to protect the skin
sudoriferous gland produce about 500cc of sweat per day. activated by heat, pain, fever, and nervousness
Created by: breepeck