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Chapter 4.1

Skin

TermDefinition
epidermis characteristics stratified squamous epithelium, for hair follicles and sebaceous glands
epidermis protective functions shields moist under tissues from H2O loss; when unbroken, keeps out harmful micro-organisms
stratum basale bottom layer of epidermis
langerhans cells white blood cells- macrophages
melanocytes located in deeper epidermis & produced by hypodermis
albinism lack of ability to produce melanin
carotene found in palms & soles of feet and causes yellowish hue in asians
hemoglobin red blood cells causes pinkish hue to fair skinned people
stratum corneum top layer of epidermis
dermis binds epidermis to subcutaneous
nerve fibers sensory receptors and motor fibers to send and recieve impulses
hypodermis subcutaneous tissue- lies beneath the dermis
Created by: dfosterteacher