CHAPTER 5. Integumentary System. Integumentary System. Skin Also called integument or cutaneous membrane Epidermis Dermis Subcutaneous layer. Integumentary System. Accessory structures Hair Nails Glands. Layers and Structures of the Skin. Structure of the Nail. Question.
True or False: The epidermal layer contains most of the skin's vital structures.
The half-moon we see at the base of our fingernails is called the _______.
Notice that sometimes 2 different terms are used to describe the same thing. For instance, if a physician says a patient has hives, this patient also has:
A patient has a rash consisting of both macules and papules. What would be the combined adjective form?
True or False: The higher the degree rating, the deeper the burn.
True or False: Basal cell carcinoma does not originate in the epithelial layer.
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This viral infection is derived from a childhood disease, and then it most commonly flares up after age 50 along nerve pathways:
True or False: Keratosis literally means condition of a horny-like growth in the upper layer of skin, like a wart or callus.
Based on the definition of melanoma, what is the actual meaning of melan-?
True or False: Pilus means hair and nidus means nest; therefore, a pilonidal cyst probably literally means a fluid “nest” containing hair.
When people say they can feel their skin crawl, perhaps they have this condition where a tiny bug is the culprit?
True or False: A person with third-degree burns would benefit from a dermatoplasty.