Assignment 4 HS 201
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Date Created: 02/15/16
Terminology Chapter 6 Define each word/term using your textbook (save to your computer and post when you are finished) 1. Epidermis Outer epithelial layer of the skin. 2. Dermis The thick layer of skin beneath the epidermis. 3. Subcutaneous Loose connective tissue layer that is mostly fat and beneath the skin. 4. Keratinization The process by which cells form fibrils of keratin and harden. 5. Melanin Special cells in the epidermis called melanocytes produce melanin, which is a pigment that provides skin color. It also absorbs uv radiation in sunlight. 6. Sebaceous Gland Contains groups of specialized epithelial cells and are usually associated with hair follicles. It secretes an oily mixture of fatty material and cellular debris called sebum through small ducts into their hair follicles. 7. Nails Are a protective covering on the ends of the fingers and toes. Each nail consists of a nail plate that overlies a surface of the skin called the nail bed. 8. Sweat Gland aka sudoriferous glands; are exocrine glands that are widespread in the skin. Each gland consists of a tiny tube that originates as a ballshaped coil in the deeper dermis or superficial subcutaneous layer. 9. Receptor A specialized cell that provides information about the environment. Also, called cell membrane proteins that binds specific molecules, called ligands, thereby sending a signal inside the cell. 10. Effector A muscle or gland that effects change in the body.
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