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Chapter 6 Skin

What makes up the cutaneous membrane? epidermis and dermis
What is the specialized area where the cells of the epidermis meet the connective tissue cells of the dermis called? dermal-epidermal junction
What are two other names you may here the subcutaneous layer refered to as? hypodermis or superfical fascia
The skin in areas of high friction is said to be ______________. thick
Thick skin can be found where? palms of hands, soles of feet, and other body areas that are subject to friction
The epidermis can be subdivided into how many layers? 5 (stratum corneum, stratum lucidum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum, and stratum basale)
What is the epidermal cell that is responsible for synthesizing keratin? keratinocyte
What is the tough, fibrous protein substance in hair, nails, outer skin, and horny tissues? keratin
What is strata? layers
What cells of the epidermis contribute to color to the skin and also help decrease the amount of UV light? Melanocytes
What are highly specialized leukocytes (WBC) that function with the Langerhans cells to help trigger immune reactions in the body? helper T cells
Created by: BeantownBio