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1

What are the 3 layers of skin?

Epidermis, Dermis, & Subcutaneous

2

What are sebaceous glands?
(found in the dermis)

Oil Glands

3

What are sudoriferous glands?
(found in the dermis)

Sweat Glands

4

What is the term used for abnormal hair loss resulting in hairless patches or complete lack of hair?

Alopecia

5

What is the term used for a hypersensitivity reaction involving pruritis with secondary dermatitis?

Atopy

6

What is the master gland of the body?

Pituitary

7

What does the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) do?

Stimulates the Thyroid Gland to Secrete Hormones

8

What does the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) do?

Stimulates the Adrenal Cortex to Secrete

9

What does the prolactin hormone do?

Stimulates Milk Secretion

10

What does the antidiuretic hormone (ADH) do?

Stimulates Water Reabsorption in Kidneys to Maintain Water Balance in Body

11

What does the oxytocin hormone do?

Stimulates Uterine Contractions and Milk Letdown

12

What do the triiodothyronine (T3) & thyroxine (T4) hormones do?

Regulate Metabolism

13

What does the calcitonin hormone do?

Decreases Blood Calcium by Increasing Bone Calcium

14

What does the parathormone or parathyroid hormone (PTH) do?

Increases Blood Calcium by Reducing Bone Calcium

15

What does the insulin hormone do?

Decreases Blood Glucose by Transporting Glucose into Cells or into Storage

16

What does the glucagon hormone do?

Increases Blood Glucose by Breaking Down Glycogen

17

What is the medical term for producing or containing pus?

Purulent

18

What term is used for destruction of tissue using electricity, heat, or chemicals?

Cauterization

19

What term is used for destruction of tissue using extreme cold?

Cryosurgery

20

What term is used for removal of tissue and foreign material to aid healing?

Debridement

21

What is a device that transfers light into an intense beam?

Laser

22

What is dead tissue said to be?

Necrotic