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Cyanosis usually is the result of a reduction in _____.
the number of blood vessels
It is the body's __________________ glands that respond to higher body temperature and release water to the skin surface.
The amount of blood supply is directly proportional to the ability of a cell to divide and remain vital.
Increased exposure to sunlight actually maintains healthy skin and reduces the effects of aging.
The dermis of the face is attached to skeletal muscle fibers that cause the skin to move during facial gestures.
Cells that surround melanocytes may contain more melanin than the melanocytes because of the process of _____.
The _____ structures are associated with detecting deep pressure within the skin.
Choose the response that the body employs to raise body temperature only when the others listed have failed.
-constricted skin blood vessels
-sweat glands inactivated
-slight skeletal muscle contraction
-full body shivering
-full body shivering
A(n) _________________ is the transplanting of one's own skin from an unburned region of the body to a burned area.
Calluses are thickened areas that are formed in response to a/an _____.
increase in friction or pressure
What is the major factor that protects skin from the damaging effects of sunlight?
the presence of melanin
Goose bumps in the skin are caused by contraction of the _____ in response to cold or emotions.
arrector pili muscles
The protective dead layer of cells of the outer epidermis is called the _______________.
Which of these phrases does not characterize the dermis?
thinner in areas receiving greater friction and use
Heat loss occurs from the body by each of these methods except __________________.
Dark-skinned persons have a higher probability of developing melanomas because they have more melanocytes.
Persons who remain indoors frequently may have a higher risk of developing a malignant melanoma than those who are highly exposed to sunlight because of their work or other reasons.
Transdermal medications are delivered by inserting a hypodermic needle into the subcutaneous region.
The papillary layer of the dermis partially explains the presence of fingerprints in the epidermis.
Albinism is a condition resulting from the genetic inability to produce melanin throughout the body.
As one ages, the ability to sweat increases as evidenced by increased moisture on the skin of the elderly.
Regardless of race, all persons, except albinos, have the same relative numbers of melanocytes.
Epidermal cells usually grow and divide from the upper layers of the skin and migrate towards the dermis.
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