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the skin and its accessory structures (fingernails, hair) make up this organ
The saying "beauty is only skin deep" is only pertinent to the __________ layer, which is outwardly visible.
The principle role of melanin is to...
shield the nucleus from damage by ultraviolet radiation.
The principle role of keratin is to...
provide a waterproof layer.
The touch sensors of the epidermis are the _________.
A patient taking a drug that inhibits cell division (such as certain chemotherapy drugs) would expect which layer of the epidermis to be most noticeably affected?
Fingerprints are copies of __________.
dense irregular connective tissue
The principle tissue found in the dermal layer is ___________.
Which of the following sweat gland secretion is thought to deter insects?
body temperture regulation
The most predominant type of sweat gland, the eccrine sweat gland, plays a role in _________.
exposure to harmful bacteria
One critical function of sebum, in addition to roles in waterproofing and skin softening, is that it provides protection against ____________.
the arrector pilli muscle contracts to alarm an approaching predator
What is one major function of arrector pilli muscle contraction that is particularly important in non-human mammals?
excessive secretion of androgens from an adrenal tumor
A female patient with excessive facial hair growth may have which of the following ailments?
bacterial infection, dehydration, inadequate body temperature maintenance
Loss of one's skin, such as with severe burns leads to an increased risk of __________.
The skin plays a role in the manufacture of vitamin ______.
Which of the following types of skin cancer is the most dangerous?