Short answer questions Integumentary System


Integumentary System


  • What does “integument” mean? What forms the integument in humans?
  • What are the three regions of the skin? Describe each of them.
  • Define the following terms: keratinocytes, melanocytes, Langerhans cells, macrophages, eccrine glands, sebaceous glands, apocrine glands, reticular layer.
  • What is the function of melanin?
  • Compare the two types of melanin: eumelanin and pheomelanin.
  • What is the stratum lucidum and where is it found?
  • What causes white hair?
  • Why is baldness more common in males than females?
  • List the functions of the integumentary system.
  • What are some of the diseases that affect the integumentary system?
  • Why is lack of vitamin D associated with the integumentary system?
  • What is the ABCD rule and why is it important?
  • Explain why burns are problematic for the skin.
  • How do scars form?

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