Flashcards in Skin Anatomy Deck (21)
What is the largest organ in the body?
What are the functions of the skin?
Mechanical protection, Body temperature regulation, Vitamin D synthesis, Salt excretion, Non-specific immunity, Tactile sensation
What are the layers of the epidermis?
What cells produce pigments in the skin?
What cells have are immune cells in the epidermis?
What types of sense receptors are in the epidermis?
Merkel Cells, Free nerve endings
Where is the epidermis thickest?
Soles and palms
What are the two layers of the dermis?
Papillary and reticular layer
What is the papillary layer of the dermis made of?
Loose CT w/ fibroblasts; collagen
What type of sensory receptors are in the dermis?
Meissner's corpuscles (pressure) and Krause corpuscles (cold)
What is the deepest layer of skin?
What type of receptor is in the hypodermis?
Pacinian corpuscles (vibration); Ruffini sensory corpuscles (joint proprioception)
What types of glands are sweat glands?
Eccrine or Apocrine
Eccrine glands are innervated by what?
What do eccrine glands produce?
Water and salts
What do eccrine glands try to regulate?
What are apocrine nerves innervated by?
What do apocrine glands secrete?
Where are sebaceous glands?
Everywhere except thick skin in palms and soles
What are the most abundant locations of sebaceous glands?
Scalp and face