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  • The Skin: The Physiology Of Skin

    What protects a human being from external danger? A car 's seat belt? A helmet? Or our very own organ known as the skin? The skin is one of the most amazing organs in the human body. Skin is made up of specific cells and tissues to act as the boundary between you, me and the world. However, there are some factors that we have to pay attention to regarding our skins. The physiology of Skin will give an in dept explanation and description of its structure, functions, and diseases. The skin is the largest organ in the integumentary system with an area estimation of 20 square feet. It forms a barrier that prevents harmful microorganism and chemicals from entering the body. Other important functions are insulation, temperature regulation, sensory…

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  • 8 Functions Of The Skin Essay

    Functions of the skin: There are eight main functions associated with the skin. These are as follows... 1. Secretion – the skin secretes sebum from the sebaceous glands. This fatty substance lubricates the hair shafts and when combined with perspiration on the surface of the skin, it creates a natural moisturiser which acts as a protective barrier against bacteria. 2. Heat regulation – body temperature is maintained in healthy humans at 37oC (98.6oF). organs involved in heat production are…

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  • Acne Vulgaris Essay

    1.1 Background Our skin comprised of two main parts – epidermis and dermis. Epidermis is the superficial and thinner portion which serves to protect the skin and underlying tissues from abrasions, heat, microbes and chemicals. The deeper and thicker connective tissue portion called as dermis hosts several accessory structures of the skin like hair follicles, oil (sebaceous) glands and sweat (sudoriferous) glands. Sebaceous glands secrete greasy substances called sebum that will moistens the…

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  • Integumentary System Research Paper

    integumentary system is superior or external to the body. The organs that make up this system is the skin, glands, nails, hair, and sense receptors. In addition, the skeletal frame is superficial to the cutaneous membrane in the human body. • Key Anatomical features- The skin, nails, hair, and glands. • The skin- The cutaneous membrane is the toughest organ that the human body has, and it has three coating layers. One is the epidermis, the next is the dermis, and the last layer is the…

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  • Essay On The Integumentary System

    The integumentary system is comprised of the skin’s two layers, the dermis and epidermis, as well as hair, nails, glands, and nerves. Underlying the skin is the subcutaneous layer, or hypodermis, this layer is not a part of the integumentary system but is vital to its function. Made up of a layer of loose connective tissue the hypodermis serves to connect the skin to underlying muscle and bone (142). The hypodermis also assists the overlying skin by supplying it with blood vessels and nerves…

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  • Ars Anatomica Analysis

    different styles of art. The Ars Anatomica collection is prints that Leo did of the human anatomy. They are usually presented in the form of a book, but in the Leepa museum they are all hung together so you can see them as a collection. Baskin uses dark lines to shade and depict the human anatomy. In the two works that I am using, the prints show the images of the human anatomy in an honest form. The first print…

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  • Anatomy And Physiology

    Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Anatomy means the structure of the human body. Ana (making) Tomy (cutting.) Physiology means the study of normal human body’s functions. Physio (physical) Logy (study.) There are two different types of anatomy, which are Gross Anatomy and Microscopic Anatomic. Gross Anatomy refers to the structures that can be seen with the eyes. For example: the heart, the liver, and the kidneys. There are several subdivisions of Gross Anatomy such as; surface anatomy,…

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  • My Experience At Shifts University School Of Medicine

    1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine? Through my unconventional path to this point, I have encountered a number unique and broad experiences. Not all of these experiences have been becoming. Nonetheless, I have taken great strides to learn from these experiences and use them to make me into a better person. I also believe these experiences will shape me into a…

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  • I Want To Become An Obstetrician/Gynecist

    draw my attention back into loving science and learning the material cause my to choose my major for college. I was trying to decide whether I should be a marine biology major or just biology. But then mind set changed again and that was when a doctor that help my older sister with her pregnancy and the passion that she had lead me to biology. The passion for helping other is what I want to do and I see that not a lot of people do that. Biology is about life and learning about it can help find…

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  • Pursuing A Degree In Radiology Essay

    medicine as a career in my life. One unique thing about medical profession is, we can help to ease the person’s physical sufferings and can bring back smile on his/her face, and I feel it is very rewarding for us. Anatomy was my beloved subject in Medical school, and I always excelled in it. I enjoy the relationship of various structures to each other and cross-sectional anatomy. In the Medical school, my continued diligence granted me with distinction and first rank in the University in…

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