Skin Structure & Growth

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arrector pili muscle

The muscle that causes goose bumps when a person is frightened or cold:

melanin

The tiny granules of coloring matter deposited in cells that provide skin with its color are:

dermis

The underlying or inner layer of the skin aslo called the derma corium, cutis, or true skin:

subcutaneous

The fatty layer found below the dermis is the:

50-70%

Water is the number one nutrient of the body and composes what percentage of the body's weight?

acne

Retinoic acid, or Retin-A, is a prescrition cream used to treat:

epidermal-dermal junction

The top of the papillary layer where it joins the epidermis is the:

dermatology

The medical branch of science that deals with the stufy of the skin, its functions, and diseses:

sebaceaous glands

Oil glands that are connected to hair follicles are also called:

stratum granulosum

The layer that consists of cells that look like distinct granules are are pushed to the surface to replace cells that shed is the:

secretion and absorption

The principal functions of the skin are protection, secsation, heat regulation, excretion, and:

sudoriferous and sebaceous glands

The two types if duct glands that extract materials from the blood to form new substances are:

skin

The largest organ of the human body is the:

corneum

The layer of the skin that we see and is treated by the practitioner is the:

dermis

The outermost layer of skin that forms the protective covering of the body is the:

papillary layer

The layer of the dermis that houses the nerve endings that provide the body with the sense of touch is found in the:

callus

Continued pressure on any part of the skin causes it to thicken and develop into a:

collagen

A fibrous protein that gives the skin form and strength is:

eyelids

The thinnest skin can be found on the:

melanin

The stratum germinativum is composed of serveral layers with special cells the produce a dark skin pigment called:

stratum lucidum

The clear, transparent layer just under the skin surface that consists of small cells through which light can pass is the:

elastin

The fibrous protein that gives skin its flexibility and helps skin regain its shape after being expanded is:

comedone

When sebum hardens and the sebaceous duct becomes clogged, the pore impaction that is formed is a:

papillary and reticular

The dermis layer is made up of two layers, which are the:

stratum germinativum

The layer of the skin that is composed of serveral layers of different shaped cells and is respnsible for the growth of the epidermis is the:

reticular layer

The deeper layer of the dermis that supplies the skin with oxyen and nutrients is the:

pheomelanin

The melanin produced by the body that is red to yellow in color is:

keratin

A fiber protein that is the principal component of hair, skin, and nails is:

stratum germinativum

The deepest layer of the epidermis, the basal cell layer, is also known as the:

cuticle layer

The epidermis layer of the skin is also known as the:

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