Wound Healing - b. Among the effects of aging are i. Loss...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. Wound Healing: In an epidermal wound, the central portion of the wound usually extends deep down to the dermis a. b. Hypertrophic scarring c. Keloid- (puffy, over growth of scars-Ashley) 2. Photo damage: UV rays cause photo damage to the DNA of epidermal cells, as well as to the elastin and collagen of the dermis. a. Other effects of UV rays i. Increased risk for skin cancer ii. Suppression of the immune system iii. Cataracts 3. Aging and the Integumentary System a. Most effects of aging begin to occur when an individual reaches the late forties
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: b. Among the effects of aging are i. Loss of elastin ii. Loss of subcutaneous fat (thinning) iii. Atrophy of sebaceous glands (brittle hair results) iv. Decrease in number of meanocytes and langerhan cells 4. Burns a. First degree involve only the epidermis b. 2 nd degree destroys the epidermis and part of the dermis i. Blisters c. 3 rd degree destroys epidermis, dermis, and epidermal derivatives i. Skin grafts, polymers ii. Risks: fluid lost and infections d. Rule of 9s:...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course CBIO 2200 taught by Professor Wenzel during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

Page1 / 2

Wound Healing - b. Among the effects of aging are i. Loss...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online