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Integumentary System

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Although you get wet while swimming, a tough protein within the skin prevents it from soaking up moisture like a sponge. This substance is
Keratin
The most extrenal skin region is composed of
Stratified squamous epithelium
Has no blood supply of its own
epidermis
The hypodermis consists of
adipose tissue
Melanocytes are found in the
Stratum basale
Which is found in the dermis
Sweat and oil glands
Finger-like upward projections of the dermis into the epidermis are called
dermal papillae
A modification of the epidermis
fingernail
In what area would you expect to find especially THICK stratum corneum
heel of foot
keeping skin and hair cells soft and flexible
sebaceous glands
the part of the skin where cells divide by mitosis in order to replace cells lost from outermost surface of the skin
Stratum basale
The portion os the skin containing large amounts of collagen and elastin
dermis
skin darker
melanin present
Skin appears blue
hemoglobin present
no skin pigment
albinism