Skin Structure and Function
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Cancer of the melanocytes is known as ________.
Epidermal keratinocytes begin their life as __________ cell keratinocytes.
Given the location of melanocytes in our skin, treatments which “cut into” or otherwise damage the deeper
epidermis can cause permanent ____________.
The _______ glands are those which are most associated with body odor, and are also the primary site of
inammation in the condition “Hidradenitis Suppurativa”.
Breakdown of ________ is most responsible for the skin fragility seen in the elderly.
A keratinocyte which turns into cancer after moving beyond the basal layer and is undergoing squamatization
becomes a type of ___________.
The process by which keratinocytes in the epidermis begin life in the lowest layer, mature while working their
way to the outer surface, and eventually shed is called _________.
On average, about how many hairs per day normally fall out?
Please match the structure to its location within the skin.
- subcutaneous layer
At any given time, most (~85%) of hairs are in the _______ phase.