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13.14: Skin

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acne

Condition in which red bumps called pimples form on the skin; due to a bacterial infection.

dermis

Lower layer of the skin; made of tough connective tissue; contains blood vessels, nerve endings, hair follicles, and glands.

hair follicle

Structure in the dermis of skin where a hair originates.

integumentary system

Human body system that includes the skin, nails, and hair.

keratin

Tough, fibrous protein in skin, nails, and hair.

melanin

Brown pigment produced by melanocytes in the skin; gives skin most of its color and prevents UV light from penetrating the skin.

melanocyte

Cell that produces melanin; found in the epidermis.

sebaceous gland

Gland in the dermis of skin; produces sebum.

sebum

An oily substance produced by sebaceous glands; waterproofs the hair and skin.

skin cancer

A disease in which skin cells grow out of control; mainly caused by excessive exposure to UV light.

stratum corneum

The outer protective, waterproof layer of the skin.

sweat glands

Gland in the dermis of skin; produce the salty fluid called sweat.

vitamin D

Vitamin that is synthesized when sun exposure is adequate; needed for bone health.

epidermis

Outer layer of skin; consists mainly of epithelial cells and lacks nerve endings and blood vessels.

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