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Dermatology
The medical branch of science that deals with the study of the skin-nature, structure, functions, disease, treatments
Dermatologist
A physician engaged in the science of treating the skin, its structures, functions, and disease
Esthetician
A specialist in the cleansing, preservation of the health, and beautification of the skin
Epidermis
The outer most layer of skin
Stratum Germinativum
basal cell layer- the deepest layer of the epidermis
Melanocytes
Specialized cells that produce dark pigment
Healthy Skin
slightly moist, soft, flexible, smooth, fine-grained texture, slightly acidic reaction
Appendages of the skin
hair, nails, sweat and oil glands
Two divisions of the skin
Epidermis and Dermis
Stratum Spinosum
Spiny layer found just above the basal layer
Stratum Granulosum
Granular layer consisting of cells that look like granules
Stratum Lucidum
Clear layer consisting of small, transparent cells through which light can pass
Stratum Corneum
Horny (outer) layer. Constantly shed and replaced
Dermis
Derma, Corium,Cutis, True Skin-The inner layer of skin-25X thicker than epidermis
Papillary
The outer layer of the dermis-contain papillae (small cone shaped projections) that contain looped capillaries, tactile corpuscles, or melanin
Reticular
The deeper layer of the dermis-contains fat cells, blood and lymph vessels, sweat and oil glands, hair follicles, and arrector pili muscles-supplies skin with oxygen and nutrients