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Protection

against microorganisms, tissue from injury, UV rays

regulates body temperature

loss of heat and fluids, sweat glands

sensory receptor

touch, pressure, pain, temp

elimination

perspiration

synthesis of vitamin D

essential for bone growth

epidermis

outer most layer of skin

keratin

hard water-repellent protein

dermis

inner, thicker layer beneath epidermis

stria

stretch marks

subcutaneous

loose connective tissue and adipose

abrasion

cutting or rubbing away of skin as aresult of friction

abscess

localized collection of pus in any body part

bedsore

ulcer of skin over boney prominence

laceration

a tear in the skin with jagged edges

cyst

closed sac within skin that contains fluid

fissure

crack-like sore or groove in skin

albinism

absent of pigment in skin, hair, eyes

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