Arrector pili muscle: Smooth muscle in the skin associated with a hair follicle.
Alopecia areata (AA) is a condition affecting humans, in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages, it is sometimes called spot baldness.
Apocrine gland: A type of sweat gland that responds during periods of emotional stress.
melatonin (melah-tonin) SP. melatonin. A hormone secreted by the pineal gland.
Melanoma (pronounced /ˌmɛləˈnoʊmə/ ( listen)) is a malignanttumor of melanocytes. Such cells are found predominantly in skin, but are also found in the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma is one of the less common types of skin cancer, but causes the majority (75%) of skin cancer related deaths.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a form of cancer of the carcinoma type that may occur in many different organs, including the skin, lips, mouth, esophagus, urinary bladder, prostate, lungs, vagina, and cervix. It is a malignant tumor of squamous epithelium
Tactile Cells:These are present in skin scales. The sense organ is very minute, knob-like epidermal outgrowth consists of 2-3 centrally situated, spindle-shaped tactilereceptor cells, connected with nerve fibres
stratum corneum (stratum korne-um ) Outer horny layer of the epidermis.
stratum basale (stratum basal) The deepest layer of the epidermis in which the cells divide; stratum basale.
Stratum Lucidium : Present in only the fingers, palms, and soles.