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Skin

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Protection
against microorganisms, tissue from injury, UV rays
regulates body temperature
loss of heat and fluids, sweat glands
sensory receptor
touch, pressure, pain, temp
elimination
perspiration
synthesis of vitamin D
essential for bone growth
epidermis
outer most layer of skin
keratin
hard water-repellent protein
dermis
inner, thicker layer beneath epidermis
stria
stretch marks
subcutaneous
loose connective tissue and adipose
abrasion
cutting or rubbing away of skin as aresult of friction
abscess
localized collection of pus in any body part
bedsore
ulcer of skin over boney prominence
laceration
a tear in the skin with jagged edges
cyst
closed sac within skin that contains fluid
fissure
crack-like sore or groove in skin
albinism
absent of pigment in skin, hair, eyes