Flashcards in INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM Deck (6)
4 functions of the skin
Protect against bacteria, environment
Receptor for heat, cold touch pain
Aid in regulation of water/electrolytes
Skin has 3 layers:
Epidermis, Dermis, Subcutaneous layer
Outermost layer, composed of 4 layers of cells. Outer 2 dying and decaying skins pigmentation MELANIN located on deepest layer of epidermis.
Second layer of skin, much thicker than epidermis. Hair follicles, sweat glands, sensory nerves.
Fatty tissue varies in thisckness (eyelids, abdomen)