12 terms

Integumentary system

skin-epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous layer
protective covering, aids in regulating body temperature, houses sensory receptors, synthesizes various chemicals, and excretes wastes
what are the functions of skin?
keritanized stratified squamous epithelium that lacks blood vessels
stratum basale
the deepest layer of the epidermis that contains stem cells undergoings mitosis
stratum corneum
the outermost layer composed of dead epidermal cells
protects underlying cells from the effects of ultraviolet light
what transfers melanin to nearby epidermal cells?
a layer composed largely of fibrous connective tissue that binds the epidermis to underlying tissues
contains muscle fibers, blood vessels, and nerve fibers
dermal blood vessels
what supplies nutrients to all skin cells and help regulate body temperature?
what do sensory receptors of the skin include?
meissner's corpuscle, pacinian corpuscles, and bulb of krause
subcutaneous layer
composed of loose connective tissue and adipose tissue
adipose tissue
what kind of tissue helps conserve body heat?