The two basic tissues of which the skin is composed are dense connective tissue, which makes up the dermis, and __1__, which forms the epidermis.
Most cells of the epidermis are __2__. The protein __3__ makes the dermis tough and leather like. The specialized cells that produce the pigments that
contribute to skin color are called __4__.
Four protective functions of the skin are?
_____________ granules extruded from the keratinocytes prevent water loss by diffusion through the epidermis
glands that respond to rising androgen levels are the ____________________ glands.
phagocytic cells that occupy the epidermis are called _____________________________.
a unique touch receptor formed from a stratum basale cell and a nerve fiber is a __________________.
What substance is manufactured in the skin that plays a role in calcium absorption elsewhere in the body?
List the sensory receptors found in the dermis of the skin:
Why do ulcers occur?
Tiny muscles, attached to hair folicles, that pull the hair upright during fright or cold
Less numerous type of perspiration-prouducing gland; found mainly in the pubic and axillary regions
Describe two integumentary system mechanisms that help in regulating body temperature:
Which other body areas would if tested prove to have a high density of sweat glands?
Why can fignerprints be used to identify individuals?