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Ch. 5 - Review

Q & A - Skin Pigmentation

What is the primary function of melanin in the human body? Protects the body from harmful ultraviolet radiation that is present in sunlight.
What cell produces melanin? Melanocytes
What color is melanin? Brown-Black
What color is Carotene? Yellow
Why does the body need Carotene? Is used to produce Vitamin A.
Where is Carotene stored? Stratum Cornum and Dermis.
What color is Hemoglobin? Red
Where is Hemoglobin found within the skin? Red Blood Cells
What is Hemoglobins important function in the body? Carries Oxygen
Where do sebaceous glands (oil glands) deposit there secretions? Into hair follicle.
Created by: Jamiew0282