2.2 - UNIT 2 The Integumentary System Skin: Clinical...

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UNIT 2 The Integumentary System Skin: Clinical Applications, Effects of Aging, and Maintaining Healthy Skin (7th edition)
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BLISTER caused by short-term but acute trauma; results in the separation of the epidermal and dermal layers by a fluid-filled pocket http://www.flickr.com/photos/hundredpennies/2372966925/ (7th edition)
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Skin Color FRECKLES and pigmented MOLES are local accumulations of melanin http://www.flickr.com/photos/millylillyrose/622331979/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/entropy1024/29453000/ (7th edition)
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Skin Color TANNING - melanocytes increase their activity when the skin is exposed to sunlight, resulting in a visible darkening of the skin (a tan) http://www.flickr.com/photos/krispics/365464702/ (7th edition)
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Skin Color BRUISES - black and blue marks that reveal where blood escaped from the circulation and clotted beneath the skin (a hematoma below the skin). http://www.flickr.com/photos/stueyboy1/93267656/ (7th edition)
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SKIN CANCER (fig. 5.7) - a malignant tumor of the skin; usually a result of overexposure to UV rays in sunlight; recent studies also show a higher risk of cancer due to indoor tanning BASAL CELL CARCINOMA - occurs in the stratum basale ; most common of the skin cancers; grows very slowly and seldom metastasizes (i.e. spreads to other parts of the body) (7th edition)
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SKIN CANCER (fig. 5.7) - a malignant tumor of the skin; usually a result of overexposure to UV rays in sunlight; recent studies also show a higher risk of cancer due to indoor tanning
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2.2 - UNIT 2 The Integumentary System Skin: Clinical...

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