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Hypodermis
- Sometimes call Subcutaneous Tissue
- Loose connective tissue that attaches the skin to underlying bone or muscle.
Fat
- Functions as padding and insulation
- Responsible for some of the stru8ctural differences between men and women
Cleavage Lines
- Directions in which the skin is MOST RESISTANT to stretch.
Striae
- Lines visible though the epidermis produced by overstretchin of the dermis
Dermal Papillae
- Blood vessels in this structure exchange nutrients and waste products with the epidermis.
- Projections from the dermis into the epidermis; produce fingerprints.
Keratinization
- Process that changes the SHAPE and CHEMICAL composition of epidermal cells.
Stratum basale
- Strata of the epidermis that produces new cells by mitosis
Stratum corneum
- The strata of the epidermis that contains dead, squamous cells
Keratin
Responsible for the STRUCTURAL STREGNTH of the stratum corneum
Lipids
- Responsible for PREVENTING flud loss through the skin
Callus
- A thickened area of stratum corneum produced in response to riection
Corn
Stratum corneum that thickens to form a cone-shaped structure over a bony prominence.
Melanin
- Term used to describe a group of PIGMENTS responsible for skin, hair, and eye color.
Melanocytes
- It is produced by ___ in the stratum basale.
Melanosomes
- Packaged, and distributed to other epidermal cells.