Flashcards in Skin Sciences Deck (59)
Why is UVB radiation also known as burning rays?
UVB wavelengths cause burning of the skin as well as cancer.
What is NOt an element if the skin's acid mantle?
What causes injured skin to restore itself to its normal thickness?
hyperproduction of cells
What are the items in the dermis that respond to touch, pain, cold, heat, and pressure?
sensory and nerve endings
What are most abundant in the fingertips, oppsed to other parts of the body?
sensory nerve fibers
What is the average internal temperature of the body in degrees Fahrenheit?
What are follicles?
Tubelike openings in the epidermis
What is not a compound in the body in which free radicals take electrons?
What is glycation?
binding of a protein molecule to a glucose molecule
Cone-shaped elevations at the base of a follicle?
Where in the body is hyaluronic acid found?
What is hydrolipidic film?
oil- water balance that protects the skin's surface
What is a fiber protein foud in skin, hair, and nails?
What is the acid mantle?
Protective layer of lipids and secretions on the skin's surface?
Where in the body are the coiled structures known as apocrine glands?
underarm and genital areas
What is the result of the contraction of the arrector pili muscle?
What does the skin's barrier function protect us from in addition to irritation?
intercellular water loss
What are ceramides?
What is collagen?
fibrous tissue made from protein
What are corneocytes?
What are membranes of ridges and grooves that attach the epidermis?
Where in the face does the chronic condition rosacea primarily appear?
cheeks and nose
What protects the surface of the skin?
What are guard cells of the immune sysytem that sense unrecognized foreign invadors such as bacteria?
Langerhans immune cells
What is oil that provides protection for the epidermis from external factors and that lubricates both the skin and hair?
What is the common name for the stratum corneum?
What is the startum corneum?
the outtermost layer of the skin
What is the most commo name for the stratum germiniativum?
Where in the skin is the stratum germiniativum located?
above the papillary layer of the dermis