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Skin and Body Membranes

Assess comprehension about the Integumentary System
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jaundice
abnormal yellow skin tone indicating a liver disorder
sebaceous glands
oil glands
melanin
dark pigment responsible for skin color
sudoriferous glands
sweat glands
epidermis layer
the outer layer of the skin
keratin
protein that causes hardness
fingerprints
identifying films of sweat
reticular layer
deepest skin layer
hypodermis
is mainly adipose tissue
blister
when interstitial fluid builds up between a cavity
cutaneous membrane
skin
mucous membrane
found in the respiratory, digestive, urinary,
and reproductive tracts
serous membrane
line body cavities closed to the exterior
synovial membrane
line fibrous capsules like joints
dessication
drying out of the skin
eccrine glands
are found all over the body
apocrine glands
largely confined to axillary and genital areas
arrector pili
connect each side of hair follice to dermal tissue
stratum basale
the deepest cell layer of the epidermis
bursae
small sacs of connective tissue