INTRODUCTION Briefly list the functions of the integumentary system.
STRUCTURE OF THE SKIN Describe the two principal parts of the skin.
Discuss the structure and function of the subcutaneous layer.
Epidermis Name the four principal types of cells found in the epidermis and their roles.
List the layers of the epidermis.
Stratum Basale Describe the features of the stratum basale.
Discuss the use of skin grafts in epidermal injury.
Stratum Spinosum Describe the features of the stratum spinosum.
Stratum Granulosum Describe the features of the stratum granulosum.
Stratum Lucidum Describe the features of the stratum lucidum.
Stratum Corneum Describe the features of the stratum corneum.
Keratinization and Growth of the Epidermis Describe the process of keratinization and the role of hormones in the process.
Discuss the events of psoriasis and list the various treatments for this problem.
Dermis Discuss the two layers of the dermis in terms of the connective tissue cells and matrix, as well as the host of sensory receptors, immune cells, adipocytes, and functional extensions of the epidermis.
Discuss the appearance, development, and uniqueness of the epidermal ridges.