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Unformatted text preview: = overexposure clumping of elastin fibers depressed immune system can alter DNA to cause skin cancer photosensitivity = to antibiotics & antihistamines “Skin Markings” skin is marked by many lines, creases and ridges friction ridges: ‡ markings on fingertips characteristic of primates allow us to manipulate objects more easily flexion lines: on flexor surfaces of digits, palms, wirsts, elbows etc Human Anatomy & Physiology: Integumentary System, Lecture Notes, Ziser, 2005 5 skin is tightly bound to deep fascia at these points freckles: flat melanized patches vary with heredity or exposure to sun moles: elevated patch of melanized skin, of the with hair mostly harmless, beauty marks...
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- Anatomy, Human skin color, low blood pressure, cast ‡poor oxygenation, melanin pigments