Melanin, Hemoglobin, & Carotene

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melanin

most responsible for the skin color of dark-skinned people

carotene

provides an orange cast to the skin

melanin

provides a natural sunscreen

hemoglobin

most responsible for the skin color of caucasians

melanin

phagocytized by keratinocytes

carotene

found predominantly in the stratum corneum

hemoglobin

found within red blood cells in the blood vessels

subsutaneous

Fat in this tissue later beneath the dermis helps to insulate the body

vitamin D

vitamin manufactured in the skin

collagen/elastic fibers

loss of these causes wrinkling of the skin

blood supply

a decubitus ulcer results when skin cells are deprived of this

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