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Nails grow from the matrix, also called the _______.
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Lunula (crescent shaped area of the nail)
How long does a fingernail that has been lost from trauma take to regrow? How about a toenail?
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3-6 months for a fingernail, 12 months for a toenail
While inspecting the hands and nails of an African American patient, the doctor indicates the patient has melanonychea striata. You know this means...
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He has seen pigmented longitudinal bands that are present in 90% of all people with dark skin
Sweat glands are more scientifically known as...
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Apocrine and Eccrine glands
What are the major functions of sebaceous glands?
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To produce sebum which prevents the skin and hair from becoming dry and has mild bacteriostatic properties
Where are sebaceous glands located?
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Everywhere but the soles of feet and palms of the hands. They are most concentrated on the face, back, scalp & upper chest.
What regulates sebum production and secretion?
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Sex hormones, particularly testosterone
Where are apocrine glands located?
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Axillae, breast areola, umbilical and anogenital areas, external auditory canals and eyelids. These are the stinky glands.
When do apocrine glands become active?
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At puberty
Where are eccrine glands located?
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Everywhere except for a few places like the lips.
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What is the function of eccrine glands?
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To cool the body through evaporation, excrete waste products through the pores of the skin, and to moisturize surface cells.
Between ______ and _______ mL of water are lost through the skin daily through insensible perspiration.
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600-900 mL
Which layer of skin synthesizes vitamin D for calcium and phosphorus balance?
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Epidermis
What changes occur to the dermis as a result of aging?
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It loses volume, has fewer blood vessels and the junction between the dermis and epidermis is flattened
__________ is the major contributor to photo-aging and wrinkling of the skin.
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Chronic UV exposure
____________ are skin lesions that appear in areas that have been chronically exposed to the sun, and people who are fair skinned with blue, green or hazel eyes are especially prone. They are a premalignant cutaneous lesions that increase the risk of developing basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas.
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Actinic keratosis
T/F Chronic UV exposure from tanning beds causes the same amount of damage as UV exposure from the sun.
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TRUE
How does aging contribute to the development of pressure ulcers?
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Aging causes decreased subcutaneous fat which leads to increased risk of skin trauma, shearing, and hypothermia.
What types of medications can have side effects that manifest as skin problems?
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Vitamins, hormones, corticosteroids, antibiotics and antimetabolites
What are intertriginous areas with respect to skin?
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An area where skin rubs against skin like under the breast or under the arms
What skin conditions can indicate an electrolyte imbalance?
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Pruritis, edema, and dehydration
  
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