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the two basic tissues of which the skin is composed are dense irregular connective tissue, which makes up the..

dermis and connective epithelium

the tough water-repellent protein found in the epidermal cells is called


the pigments melanin and ____ contribute to skin color


a localized concentration of melanin is referred to as a


what are four protective functions of the skin

1)Protection from physical objects
2) Temperature Regulation
3) Immunity
4) Sensation

What produces an accumulation of oily material that is known as a blackhead?

sebaceous glands

Tiny muscles attached to hair follicles that pull the hair upright during fright of cold are called what?

arrector pili

perspiration glands with a role in temperature control

sweat gland- eccrine

Sheath formed in both epithelial and connective tissues?

hair follicle

less numerous type of perspiration-producing gland; found mainly in the pubic and axillary regions

sweat gland- apocrine

Found everywhere on body except palms of hands and soles of feet?


primarily dead/keratinized cells

nail and hair

Nerve endings that respond to temperature and touch?

cutaneous receptors

secretes a lubricant for hair and skin

sweat gland- apocrine

Sports a lunula and a cuticle?


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