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A yellow-orange pigment; a precursor of vitamin A, and accumulates in the stratum corneum?
carotene
The inherited ability of an individual to produce melanin?
Albinism
-unable to synthesize tyrosinase/melanin is missing.
The patial or complete loss of melanocytes?
Vitiligo
Skin that appears blue?
Cyanotic
Skin that appears yellow?
jaundice
Redness of the skin?
erythema
Pale skin?
Pallor
Hairs are present on most the skin except where?
A. on one's head
B.on one's extremity
C.on one's palm
D. on one's back
C. palm
The superficial portion of the hair, which projects above the surface of the skin?
Shaft
The portion of the hair deep to the shaft that penetrates into the dermis?
root
Surounding the root of the hair is the?
hair follicle
Onion-shaped structure on the base of each hair follicle?
bulb
The arrector pili pulls hair shafts causing "goosebumps?"
T/F
True
Sebaceous glands are found everywhere on a body EXCEPT where?
palms and soles
Sebum is secreted by?
sebaceous glands
Sweat glands are also known as what?
sudoriferous glands
Eccrine glands(merocrine glands)are more common than Apocrine glands? T/F
True
Modified sweat glands in the external ear?
ceruminous glands
ceruminous glands secrete what product?
cerumen; or earwax
The homeostatic regulatoin of body temperature?
*thermoregulation*
Which is NOT a function of the integumentary system?
A.excretion & absoprtion
B.thermoregulation
C.produce hormones
D. protection
C. produce hormones
During this phase, a blood clot forms in the wound and loosely unites the wound edges?
inflammatory phase
In this pase, the clot become a scab, & epithelial cells migrate beneath the scab to bridge the wound?
migratory phase
This phase is characterized by the extensive growth of epithelial cells beneath the scab?
proliferative phase
This phase the scab skoughs off once the epidermis has been restored to normal thickness?
maturation phase
Process of scar tissue formation?
fibrosis
Basal cell carcinomas always metastasize? T/F
False; rarely