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Skin Layers

Skin Layers Quiz

Serves as the outermost protective layer of the skin, contains 4 to 5 strata, made of stratified squamous epithelium Epidermis
Deepest layer of epidermal cells, another name for stratum germinitivum, cells divide and grow because they are well nourished, another name for the base cell layer Stratum basale
Contains prickle cells, layer where the protein keratin is synthesized Stratum spinosum
This is the layer in which cells begin to die, a grainy layer Stratum granulosum
Found only in the thicken skin of palms and soles of feet, between the stratum granulosum and stratum corneum Stratum lucidum
Serves as the outermost protective layer of the skin, most superficial layer of the epidermis; keratinized cells, also called horn layer, consists of tightly packed dead cells Stratum corneum
Serves as a reservoir for water and electrolytes, contains special sensory receptors, contains muscles fibers, hair follicles, sweat and sebaceous glands, nerves and blood vessels Dermis
Another name for the hypodermis, binds the skin to underlying organs Subcutaneous layer
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