Each of the following is a function of the integumentary system, except excretion of salts and wastes. provision of sensation. protection of underlying tissue. synthesis of vitamin C. maintenance of body temperature
synthesis of vitamin c
The two components of the integumentary system are the cutaneous membrane and accessory structures. cutaneous membrane and hypodermis. epidermis and superficial fascia. epidermis and dermis. integument and hypodermis.
cutaneous membrane and accessory structures
The tough "horny" superficial layer of the epidermis is known as the stratum corneum. stratum granulosum. stratum germinativum. stratum spinosum. stratum lucidum.
The type of cells that form the strata in the epidermis are melanocytes. fibroblasts. adipocytes. keratinocytes. dendritic cells.
Water loss due to evaporation of fluid that has penetrated through the skin is termed ________ perspiration. sensible insensible latent active inactive
The layer of the epidermis that contains abundant desmosomes is the stratum corneum. stratum granulosum. stratum spinosum. stratum lucidum. stratum germinativum
Characteristics of the epidermis include: flexible multilayered serves as UV radiation protection contains desmosomes All of the answers are correct
The layer of stem cells that constantly divide to renew the epidermis is the papillary layer. stratum germinativum. basal lamina. stratum corneum. stratum granulosum.
The protein that reduces water loss at the skin surface is eleidin. collagen. keratin. melanin. mucin