J kontopoulos chapter #3
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

J kontopoulos chapter #3

on

  • 539 views

Integumentary System

Integumentary System
Chapter #
Bio 120

Statistics

Views

Total Views
539
Views on SlideShare
539
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

J kontopoulos chapter #3 J kontopoulos chapter #3 Presentation Transcript

  • Integumentary System & Medical Terms
    By: Jessica Kontopoulos
    CHAPTER 3
    Bio 120
    Professor: R Abdullah
  • Skin
    A/K/A Integument or Cutaneous Membrane
    Largest organ in the body
    Layers: Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutaneous
    Functions:
    Protects Body
    Houses nerve receptors
    Secretes Fluids
    Regulate Temperature
  • Accessory Organs
    Sweat Glands- Cools body as sweat evaporates
    Sebaceous glands- Secrete sebum
    Hair – Provides protection with sensory receptors
    Nails- Cover and protects tips of digits
  • Medical Terminology
    Terms are formed by using a word root adding the combining form and a suffix.
    For example dermat/o (skin) and -logy (study of) forming dermatology.
  • Dermat/o = Skin
    Inflammation of the skin
    Dermatologist
    Dermat/o + -logist
    Dermatitis
    Dermat/o +-itis
    A Specialist in skin
  • Melan/o= Black
    A dangerous form of skin cancer caused by an overgrowth of melanin in a melanocyte.
    Special cells in the basal layer of the epidermis. They contain the black pigment melanin.
    Melanoma
    Melan/o + -oma
    Melanocyte
    Melan/o + -cyte
  • -derma- Skin
    Dry and scaly skin condition
    A/K/A vitiligo
    Disappearance of pigment from the skin in patches, causing a milk white appearance
    Ichthyoderma
    -derma + ichthy/o
    Leukoderma
    -derma + leuk/o
  • Onych/o=nail
    Softening of nails
    Surgical removal of the nail
    Onychomalacia
    Onych/o + malacia
    Onychectomy
    Onych/o + ectomy
  • Conclusion
    Learning medical terminology is like learning a foreign language
    When studying medical terms rather than memorizing it, it is easier to learn the word roots along with combining form and adding the appropriate suffix.