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of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal. 2. Epidermis- the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal. 3. Stratum basal- stratum germinativum: the innermost layer of the epidermis 4. Stratum spinosum- a layer of the epidermis found between the stratum granulosum and stratum basale 5. Stratum Granulson- the layer of epidermis just under the stratum corneum or (on the palms and soles) just under the stratum lucidum;...

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Integumentary System

| |6. | Pacinian Corpuscle | |7. | Subcutis (Hypodermis) | |8. | Dermis | |9. | Epidermis | |10. | Sensory Nerve Ending | |11. | Dermal Papilla | |12. | Sweat Pore | ...

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the skin can function in these many ways starts with understanding the structure of the 3 layers of skin - the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. Epidermis The epidermis is the outer layer of skin. The thickness of the epidermis varies in different types of skin. It is the thinnest on the eyelids at .05 mm and the thickest on the palms and soles at 1.5 mm. The epidermis contains 5 layers. From bottom to top the layers are named: * stratum basale * stratum spinosum *...

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body Study Guide

integumentary system is the skin and its derivatives; it provides external protection for the body. Its characteristics are: covers the entire body, accounts for about 7% of total body weight, pliable, yet durable, thickness: 1.5 to 4.0 mm, composed of the epidermis and dermis. 2. Describe and give at least one example of each of the functions of the integumentary system. Protection – 3 different barriers: Chemical Barriers (skin secretion and melanin) Physical/Mechanical Barriers – continuity of the skin...

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Integumentary System

1.Name the tissue types composing the epidermis and dermis. List the major layers of each and describe the functions of each layer. The epidermis is composed of keratinized stratified squamous epithelium tissue. The cells are specifically keratinocytes, melanocytes, Merkel cells, and Langerhans’ cells. The layers of the epidermis are the basal layer (stratum basale), it is the deepest layer and is attached to the dermis, the cells are actively mitotic. The next layer is the prickly layer (stratum...

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Integumenary System

Maintain proper temperature Gather sensory information Vitamin D production Three Main Layers of the Skin  1. Epidermis 2. Dermis 3. Subcutaneous Tissue Epidermis Outermost layer Continuously being renewed Thicker in some places (like the thick soles of your feet and on your palms) than in other places of the body (like the thin skin over your eyelids).  The epidermis on a person’s fingertips forms ridges.  Each person’s ridge pattern is unique so that no one has the exact same fingerprints...

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NVQ 2 HSC2024

HSC2024 Outcome 1: 1. The skin has two layers called the Epidermis and the Dermis. The Epidermis is a tough layer of skin which is the outermost layer of skin. Keratin gives this layer it toughness. The Epidermis is made up of five layers. The first is the stratum corneum. This is made from dead, mature skin cells called keratinocytes. These cells are constantly shed. The second layer is the stratum lucidum. This is found in thicker skin and helps reduce friction between the stratum corneum and...

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lab 1

Gland 4. Hair Follicle 5. Sweat Gland 6. Lamellar corpuscle 7. Hypodermis 8. Dermis 9. Epidermis 10. Tachtile corpuscle 11. Dermal papilla 12. Sweat pores Questions A. How does the skin tan when exposed to ultraviolet light? Melamin synthesis are stimulated by the UV light which darkens the skin. B. Describe the functions of the epidermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. This layer of skin acts as a barrier to help protect the body...

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Discuss the Epidermal and Dermal Layers of the Skin and How Each Relates to the Permanence of Fingerprints

to the permanence of fingerprints. The outer layer is known as the epidermis, and the inner layer is known as the dermis. The bottom of the epidermis,is adjacent to the dermis, is the generating layer of the epidermis and it is in this layer that new cells are formed. The skin is one of the largest organs in the body. The epidermis has many smaller layers. The dermal layer is the growth layer of skin and feeds the epidermis. The dermal layer has rows of papillae pegs. The papillae determine...

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Skin Cells

composed of the epidermis and the dermis. Below these layers lies the hypodermis(subcutaneous adipose layer), which is not usually classified as a layer of skin. The outermost epidermis is consists of stratified squamous epithelium with an underlying basement membrane. It contains no blood vessels, and is nourished by diffusion from the dermis. The main type of cells which make up the epidermis are keratinocytes, with melanocytes and Langerhans cells also present. The epidermis can be further subdivided...

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