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Consists of the skin, sweat/oil glands hair, and nails
The outer layer of the skin.
A layer tissue underneath the epidermis
Also called a subcutaneous layer, this is a layer of fat is located under the dermis of the skin
A pigment that gives the skin, hair and eyes color and helps protect the body from harmful UV radiation that causes skin cancer.
A cavity in skin containing the root of a hair and is attached to oil glands.
found through the body, release sweat
in the pubic and underarm areas that secrete a thick, protein sweat that gives the characteristic "sweat" smell
Spidery black cells that produce the brown-to-black pigment called melanin.
Ducts that empty into hair follicles, excreting oily substances.
The product of sebaceous glands.
These glands produce sweat.
Fibrous protein that is responsible for the strength and water resistance of the skin surface.
A natural pigment that protects the cells in the skin and in deeper layers from the hazardous effects of UV radiation by absorbing sunlight.
Erector Pilli/Arrector Pilli
makes the hair on a person's arm stand up to keep them warm
provide nutrients to the skin and help regulate body temperature
third degree burn
involves destruction of epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer
The most abundant epidermal cells, they function mainly to produce keratin.
2 layers. Epidermis and dermis
Made of keratin. Protects scalp from light from sun
Cancers that develop from melon gets
Sebum and dead skin cells form plugs in hair follicles. Bacteria trapped in
adipose tissue, proves insulation for body
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