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alopecia
clinical term for baldness
cellulitis
inflammation of cellular or connective tissue
dermatome
an area of skin innervated by a spinal nerve
epidermis
the most superficial layer of skin
folliculitis
inflammation of the hair follicle
keratin
a tough, hard protein, contained in skin, hair, and nails
melanin
a pigment that is deposited throughout the layers of the epidermis
oxygenated
refers to blood that has been to the lungs and is carrying oxygen in the hemoglobin
sebaceous
a type of oil gland found in the dermis
sudoriferous
the sweat glands
acetylcholine
a neurotransmitter released by the parasympathetic nerves onto organs and glands for resting and digesting
antagonist
a muscle that produces the opposite movement of the prime mover
botulism
a life-threatening type of food poisoning tht results form eating improperly canned or preserved foods that have been contaminated with the bacterium Clostridim botulinum
depression
the lowering of a body part
elevation
the raising of a body part
fascia
a structure that covers the entire skeletal muscles and separates them from each other
insertion
an attachment site of a skeletal muscle that moves when a muscle contracts
origin
an attachment site of a skeletal muscle that does not move when the muscle contracts
oxygen debt
a condition that develops when skeletal muscles are used strenuously for a minute or two
peristalsis
the rythmic muscular contractions that move a substance through a tract