Layers of the Skin
Accessories of the Skin
Skin Conditions
Your Skin is Mighty
Potpourri

100

What is the thickest layer of the skin?
The Dermis.

100

What glands function in thermoregulation for the body?
The eccrine (sweat) glands.

100

What condition is caused by an infection of the sebaceous glands?
Acne.

100

What does your skin produce in reaction to UV radiation exposure?
Melanin.

100

What classification of burn is defined as damage to the epidermal layer?
A first-degree burn (Superficial partial thickness).

200

What layer of the epidermis is characterized by many layers of keratinized cells?
The stratum corneum.

200

What accessory is made of dead keratinized epidermal cells?
The hair.

200

What virus causes cold sores?
Herpes simplex.

200

What important nutrient does your body synthesize when exposed to sunlight?
Vitamin D.

200

What genetic condition is caused by a complete absence of melanin?
Albinism.

300

What layer of the epidermis is responsible for replenishing your skin cells with new ones?
The stratum basale.

300

What is name of the smooth muscle attached to a hair follicle?
The arrector pili.

300

In what layer of the epidermis would a basal cell carcinoma form?
The stratum basale.

300

What is the scientific term for abnormally high body temperature?
Hyperthermia.

300

How do doctors estimate the percentage of a body that is burned?
The Rule of Nines.

400

What layer of the epidermis is only found in the skin on your hands and feet?
The stratum lucidum.

400

What glands are responsible for softening the hair and skin?
The sebaceous glands.

400

What is the most deadly form of skin cancer?
Malignant melanoma.

400

What type of skin damage occurs commonly over bony projections?
Bedsores (Decubitus Ulcers).

400

What is the largest layer of the dermis?
The reticular layer.

500

What layer of the epidermis contains most melanocytes?
The stratum basale.

500

What are the two major types of sudoriferous glands?
Eccrine and apocrine.

500

What skin condition is caused by staphylococcus aureus?
Impetigo.

500

What are the wavy projections on the top part of the dermis called?
Dermal papillae.

500

Of what type of tissue is the epidermis composed?
Stratified squamous epithelium.