Skin Thermoreceptors

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-Skin is composed of 3 layers- the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat/hypodermis.
-In addition to the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat, the skin also has sebaceous glands and sensory receptors (located in the dermis).
-Sensory receptors are either interoceptors (detect stimuli in the body) or exteroceptors (detect stimuli outside the body).
-These receptors can be further categorized into chemoreceptors (react with chemicals), photoreceptors (react with light energy), mechanoreceptors (react with mechanical forces), or thermoreceptors (react with changes in temperature).
-Skin color is caused by melanin, carotene, and hemoglobin. Melanin is located in the epidermis and is produced by special cells known as melanocytes when they
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It can also be affected by diets, medical conditions, and the amount of sun the skin receives.
-Hair is a non-living structure that is created in a hair follicle and is a modified type of skin. It protects us from UV radiation and also provides heat insulation and cooling.
-Nails are made by tightly pack keratin and assist us in gripping and holding items. The main structure of the nail includes the hyponychium, eponychium, nail matrix, lunula, nail plate, nail root, free margin, and the paronychium.
-Integumentary glands include sebaceous and sweat glands, which are considered exocrine glands. Sebaceous (oil) glands prevent the growth of bacteria, help lubricate our hair, and keep our skin conditioned. Sweat glands produce sweat and help cool down our body.
-Burns can be caused by a variety of things ranging from heat or electricity to acid or UV radiations. After being burned, your body will lose some of its fluids and dehydration may occur. Bacteria and viruses will then spread the dead tissue after a certain period of time. Burns range from 1st degree (such as sunburns) to 3rd degree burns (muscle tissue and bones may be damaged and the scarring of
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Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, irritation, itching, hives, or anaphylactic shock.
-There are various types of infections that affect the integumentary system. Some of these infections include boils, impetigo, folliculitis, tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) and warts. Some symptoms and effects of these are blisters, inflammation, pus, and itching.
-Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and there are many types. The most common are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. These cancers cause lesions, spots, bumps, or
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