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16 Cards in this Set

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Deep lying cells in the hair root produce horny cells that move upward through the hair follicles. Melanocytes are located at the root of the hair follicle.
How much do nails grow each week?
1 mm a week
What is the purpose of sebum?
lubricates the skin and minimizes water loss
sweat glands
Tiny,coiled glands found on almost all body surfaces concentrated in number in the palm of the hand and on the sole of the foot.
About how many sweat glands are found in the palm of the hand and on the sole of the foot?
3000 glands/square inch
Hair follicle
shafts or sacs that hold the hair fibers
How long does it take a toenail to regrow completely?
12-18 months
Sebaceous glands are located in the dermis layer of the skin over the entire body, except for what 2 places on the body?
1)palms of the hands
2)soles of the feet
About how many sweat glands are found on our body?
2 million
What happens to the hair when melanocytes stop producing melanin?
hair turns gray
horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits. A nail grows in thickness and length as a result of division of cells in the region of the nail root.
How long does it take a fingernail to regrow?
can regrow in 3-5 months
What gland secretes an oily substance? Name the oily substance.
1)sebaceous gland
tiny opening on the surface of the skin
What is almost pure water and is colorless and odorless?
sweat or perspiration
The odor produced when sweat accumulates on the skin is due to the action of what?
action of bacteria on the sweat