Unformatted text preview: • The integumentary system is easily observed and often reflects events occurring in other parts of the body (e.g., cyanosis, jaundice, rashes). Burns • Partial-thickness burns damage only the epidermis (first-degree burn) or the epidermis and the dermis (second-degree burn). • Full-thickness burns (third-degree burns) destroy the epidermis, dermis, and usually underlying tissues. Skin Cancer • Basal cell carcinoma involves the cells of the stratum basale and is readily treatable. • Squamous cell carcinoma involves the cells immediately superficial to the stratum basale and can metastasize. • Malignant melanoma involves melanocytes, can metastasize, and is often fatal....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, stratum basale, cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma, Partial-thickness burns damage