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A&P Ch 6

Integumentary System

Outer layer of the skin epidermis
inner layer of the skin dermis
beneath the dermis - predominantly adipose tissue subcutaneous layer
pigment that provides skin color melanin
the area that anchors the epidermis to the dermis basement membrane
name for oil glands sebaceous glands
sweat gland that responds to elevated body temperature eccrine gland
sweat gland that responds to stress apocrine gland
largest organ in the body by weight skin
skin and other accessory structures integumentary system
the process of older cells hardening keratinization
deepest layer of the epidermis stratum basale
thickened areas on the palms and soles calluses
cells that produce melanin melanocytes
dermal papillae in the fingers cause these fingerprints
actively growing region of the nail lunula
vitamin produced by the skin Vitamin D
outermost layer of the epidermis stratum corneum
pigment that causes dark hair eumelanin
pigment that causes blond and red hair pheomelanin
muscle causing the hair follicle to stand on end arrector pili muscle
small tube opening on the surface of the skin pore
burn that only injures the epidermis first degree
burn that injures the epidermis and some of the dermis second degree
burn that destroys the epidermis, dermis and the accessory structures third degree
Created by: mrseklund



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