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Chapter*11

CMT-Integumentary

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The type of sweat gland that discharges a thicker and more odoriferous form of sweat is called ... Apocrine
A yellow pigment found in the dermis that provides a natural yellow tint to the skin of some individuals is: carotene.
The sticky substance that protects the ear from the entry of foreign material and repels insects is: cerumen.
Modified apocrine sweat glands are what type of glands? mammary & ceruminous
The term for an area of thickened, hardened skin that develops in an area of friction or region of recurrent pressure is: callus.
What is the term for the inner layer of skin that contains collagen and elastin fibers, and which provide much of the structure and strength of the skin? Dermis
Watery sweat is released by what type of sweat gland? Eccrine
What is the term for the accumulation of abnormal amounts of fluid in tissue spaces? Edema
What is the term for the outer or top layer of skin that is composed of sublayers called strata and contains no nerves or blood vessels? Epidermis
The skin and its appendages—hair, sebaceous and sweat glands, nails, and breasts—constitute the... Integument
What is the fibrous protein produced in the epidermis that protects the skin and makes it waterproof? Keratin
What is the pigment that colors skin and works as a natural sunscreen for protection from ultraviolet rays? Melanin
What are the oil glands found in the skin called? Sebaceous
The oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands that prevents dehydration, softens skin and hair, and slows the growth of bacteria is: sebum
The third layer of skin that consists of loose connective tissue, and contains fat or adipose tissue is known as: superficial fascia.
What are the sudoriferous glands in the skin are also known as what type of glands? Sweat
What are the functions of the integumentary system? Produces vitamin D when exposed to the sun Prevents entry of chemicals into the body Senses stimuli from the outside environment
Created by: CMT-E-2