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Skin Structure, Diseases & Disorders
Skin
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Cosmetology
03/28/2011

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Term
Dermatology
Definition
The medical branch of science that deals with the study of skin, its functions, and diseases is:
Term
Skin
Definition
The largest organ of the human body is the:
Term
Callus
Definition
Continued pressure on any part of the skin causes it to thicken and develope into a:
Term
Eyelids
Definition
The thinnest skin can be found on the:
Term
Epidermis
Definition
The outter most layer of skin that forms the protective covering of the body is the:
Term
Cuticle layer
Definition
The epidermis layer of the skin is also known as the:
Term
Stratum Germinativum
Definition
The deepest layer of the epidermis, the basal cell layer, is known as the:
Term
Stratum Germinativum
Definition
The layer of the skin that is composed of several layers of different-shaped cells and is responsible for the growth of the epidermis is the:
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Stratum Lucidum
Definition
The clea, transparent layer just under the skin surface that consists of small cells through which light can pass is the:
Term
Stratum Granulosum
Definition
The layer that consists of cells that look like distinct granules and are pushed to the surface to replace cells that shed is the:
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Melanin
Definition
The stratum germinativum is composed of several layers with special cells that produce a dark skin pigment called:
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Corneum
Definition
The layer of skin that we see and is treated by the paractitioner is the:
Term
Keratin
Definition
Afiber protein that is the principal componet of hair, skin, and nails is:
Term
Dermis
Definition
The underlying or inner layer of the skin also called the derma corium, cutis, or true skin is the:
Term
Papillary and Reticular
Definition
The dermis layer is made up of two layers, wich are the:
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Reticular layer
Definition
the deeper layer of the dermis that supplies the skin with oxygen and nutrients is the:
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Epidermal-dermal junction
Definition
The top of the papillary layer where it joins the epidermis is the:
Term
Subcutaneous
Definition
The fatty layer found below the dermis is the:
Term
Arrector pili muscle
Definition
The muscle that causes goose bumps when a person if frightened or cold is the:
Term
Papillary
Definition
The layer of the dark skin of the dermis that houses the nerve ending that provides the bady with the sence of touch is found:
Term
Melanin
Definition
The tiny granules of coloring matter deposited in cells that provide skin with its color:
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Pheomelanin
Definition
The melanin produced by the body that is red to yellow in color is:
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Collgen
Definition
A fiborous protein that gives the skin form and strength is:
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Definition