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The Integument System Chapter 5
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The principal role of melanin is to...
shield the nucleus from damage by ultraviolet rays
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 epidermis to be affected first?
Fingerprints are copies of..
The principal tissue found in the reticular layer is..
dense irregular connective tissue
Which three pigments contributes to skin color?
carotene, melanin and hemoglobin
Which of the following types of sweat gland produces ear wax?
The most important role of the eccrine sweat gland is...
body temperature regulation
One critical function of sebum, in addition to roles of waterproofing and skin softening is that it provides protection against...
What is one major function of arrector pili muscle contraction that is particularly important in non human mammals?
the arrector pili contracts to alarm an approaching predator
A female patient with excessive facial hair growth may have which of the following aliments?
excessive secretion of androgen from adrenal tumor
The skins plays a role in the manufacture of vitamin...
What is the immediate threat from severe burns?
Loss of water and electrolytes
Which of the following types of skin cancer is the most dangerous?
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