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In the CPT manual, what is the first body system? The Integumentary System
What make up the Integumentary System? The skin and its accessory organs
Integumentary means? covering
What is the main function of the skin? to protect the deeper tissues from excessive loss of minerals, heat, and water.
What is the largest organ of the body? Skin
What glands produce secretions that allow the body to be moisturized or cooled? Sebaccous(oil) glands & Suddoriferous (sweat) glands
How many layers of skin we have? 3
Name the layers of skin we have. epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer.
Skin layer (epidermis) a thin, cellular membrane layer that contains Keratin.
Skin layer (dermis) a dense, fibrous, connective tissue that contains collagen.
Skin layer (subcutaneous) a thicker and fatter tissue.
What is Keratin? Hair fiber tightly fused meshwork of cells filled with hard protein.
Nail(white area at the base) lunula
Nail (lower part of the nail) eponychium
What glands secretes SEBUM? Sebaceous glands
Sebrum? help lubricate the skin and minimize water loss. (overproduction contributes to ACNE)
On the skin what is the tiny opening on the surface. pore
What are the two types of sweat glands? eccrine and apocrine