Anatomy and Physiology Associated with the Integumentary System

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adipose

fatty tissue

fat

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anagen

the growth phase of hair cells

up, back produced

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apocrine

relating to sweat glands, the cells separate and become part of the secretion

separate, secrete

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arrector pili

muscles that cause the hair to raise when stimulated

to raise up, hair

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circumscribed

having a boundary, confined

surrounding, write

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collagen

a major protein within the body

glue, producing

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confluent

merging together

with, flowing

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cutaneous

relating to the skin

skin

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cuticle

the outer layer of skin that covers the root of the nail

skin

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depilatory

an agent that removes hair

away, hair

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dermatology

the study of skin and its appendages

pertaining to the study of skin

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dermis

the skin

pertaining to the skin

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eccrine

denoting the flow of sweat

out of, away from, secrete

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ephelis

ephelides (pl)

freckle, small, flat area of brown melanin-producing cells

freckle

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epidermis

the uppermost layer of skin

upon, pertaining to skin

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follicle

a spherical portion of cells that for a cavity

a small sac

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integrity

soundness or firmness of a structure, as in skin integrity

wholeness, entirety

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integument

body's covering, which includes the skin, hair and nails

covering

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keratin

the protein present in hair and nails

horny

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lunula

the crescent-shaped white area at the proximal end of the nail

pertaining to the moon

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melanin

the pigment within the skin

black, dark hue

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nevus

nevi (pl)

a circumscribed, hyper-pigmented area of the skin caused by a local overgrowth of melanin-forming cells

mole, birthmark

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papilla

a small, nipple-like projection

nipple

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root

the area where new cells are produced

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sebaceous gland

gland that produces oily secretion

sebum

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sebum

the secretion of the sebaceous glands

sebum

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shaft (hair)

the portion of hair that protrudes above the skin

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stratum corneum

the outermost layer of skin

layer, horny

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stratum germinativum

the layer of skin that produces new cells

layer, bud

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subcutaneous

beneath the skin

under, beneath skin

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sudoriferous

gland that produces sweat

meaning sweat

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telogen

the resting phase of hair growth

distance, end