The skin is the bodies largest organ and has many functions including protection and excretion. This study sheet will help you remember the anatomy or structure of the skin. The physiology is the function. For those of you who haven't signed up to our full anatomy, physiology and pathology course or revision aid here is a simple way to revise your knowledge of the skin.
Make a model, a poster or a large diagram of the skin and include the following components.
erector pili muscle
hair root (bulb)
root hair nervous plexus
sebaceous oil gland
Hypodermis (adipose layer)
arterial venous capillaries
Meissner’s corpuscle (Touch receptor)
Krause corpuscle (thermoreceptor)
Ruffinian corpuscle (warmth receptor)
sensory nerve fibre
free nerve ending (pain receptor)
Pacinian corpuscle (pressure receptor)
What does vasodilation mean?
How does the skin appear when capillaries vasoconstrict?
What are the 5 layers of the epidermis called?
What are the sebaceous glands for?
Where do you find melanocytes?
Name the 2 types of sweat gland
What might you find in the stratum germinativum?
Which Vitamin does the skin synthesize?
In which part of the skin might you find collagen fibres?
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