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The Skin

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Epidermis outside layer made up of flat dead cells that wear away and are replaced from underneath.
Malpighian layer bottom layer of epidermis, contains the pigment melanin.
Melanin pigment which determines skin colour and helps to protect the skin from UV rays
Dermis inside layer of skin
Blood vessels control body temperature and supply oxygen and nutrients to skin cells
Nerves allow skin to feel sensations e.g heat
Sweat glands remove waste and excess water from the blood it is released through the pores to the surface of the skin
Oil glands/ Sebaceous glands produce sebum to keep skin soft and the hair in good condition.
Adipose tissue layer of fat cells located underneath the dermis which insulates the body and acts as an energy reserve
Created by: emmabee4