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ch05 - Chapter 5 THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM Chapter Synopsis...

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Chapter 5 THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM Chapter Synopsis Students are introduced to the structure and function of the skin and its epidermal derivatives, including hair, skin, glands, and nails. Factors contributing to skin color and skin superficial and deep wound healing are also discussed. A comparison of the structural and functional differences in thin and thick skin is discussed. The effects of aging on the integumentary system and developmental anatomy of the system are also included. Clinical applications that are described include skin grafts, psoriasis, skin color as a diagnostic clue, acne, impacted cerumen, hair removal, transdermal drug administration, and photodamage. Disorders of the skin that are discussed include skin cancer, burns, and pressure sores. This chapter has the first of ten focus boxes which explains how the integumentary system contributes to the homeostasis of the entire body. The chapter concludes with a glossary of medical terminology associated with the integumentary system. Chapter Outline and Objectives INTRODUCTION 1. Briefly list the functions of the integumentary system. STRUCTURE OF THE SKIN 2. Describe the two principal parts of the skin. 1. Discuss the structure and function of the subcutaneous layer.
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Epidermis 4. Name the four principal types of cells found in the epidermis and their roles. 1. List the layers of the epidermis.
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