Falsely colored scanning
electron micrograph of
skin from the palm with
sweat pores resembling
mini craters (70
inism—condition characterized by a lack of
pigment in skin, hair, and eyes.
aneous—beneath the skin.
is—inner layer of the skin.
upon, after, in addition:
dermis—outer layer of the skin.
small bag: hair
le—tubelike depression in which a hair
ocrine gland—gland that discharges the
entire cell containing the secretion.
in—protein produced as epidermal cells die
in—dark pigment produced by certain cells.
e—opening by which a sweat gland
communicates to the skin’s surface.
aceous gland—gland that secretes an oily
After you have studied this chapter, you should be able to:
ne organ, and name the large organ of the integumentary system.
6.2 Skin and Its Tissues
List the general functions of the skin. (p. 171)
Describe the structure of the layers of the skin. (p. 173)
Summarize the factors that determine skin color. (p. 174)
6.3 Accessory Structures of the Skin
Describe the accessory structures associated with the skin. (p. 177)
Explain the functions of each accessory structure of the skin. (p. 177)
6.4 Regulation of Body Temperature
Explain how the skin helps regulate body temperature. (p. 182)
6.5 Healing of Wounds and Burns
Describe wound healing. (p. 183)
Distinguish among the types of burns, including a description of heal-
ing with each type. (p. 184)
6.6 Life-Span Changes
Summarize life-span changes in the integumentary system. (p. 186)