skin_template - the epidermis Meissner’s Corpuscle 7...

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Angelo Crespin 09/16/09 Biology 237.001 The Skin Match the number of each structure in the skin diagram with its name on the chart, then describe the characteristics or functions of each. The first one has been done as an example.
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Number Characteristics Epidermis 1 The outer layer of the skin, composed of stratified squamous epithelium Dermis 2 The layer of skin found under the epidermis, composed of areolar and dense irregular connective tissue Sebaceous Gland 3 Secrete oily substance called sebum which waterproofs hair and skin and protects them from drying Hair papilla 4 Contains Capillaries which nourish hair growth. Hypodermis (subcutaneous tissue) 5 The layer found under the dermis, composed primarily of adipose tissue Dermal Papillae 6 An extension of the dermis that sticks up into
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Unformatted text preview: the epidermis Meissner’s Corpuscle 7 Light touch receptors found in the dermal papillae and centrated in the fingertips, lips, face, nipples and other parts of the skin. They are free Nerve endings that respond to change in shape of the capsule producing an action potential. Eccrine Sweet Gland 8 Responsible for thermoregulation. Secrete water with minor amounts of salts. Arrector Pili muscle 9 Found in the dermis. Attached to one end of hair root, and the other end of basement membrane. Responsible for raising hairs to produce “goose bumps” during thermoregulation. Pacinian Corpuscle 10 Found in subcutaneous tissue, they respond to deep pressure and vibration...
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2009 for the course BIOLOGY A&P taught by Professor Swan during the Spring '09 term at Minnesota.

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