structure of the skin

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stratum lucidum

translucent cells in thick skin containing keratin fibrils

stratum corneum

20-30 dead cells

papillary layer

dermal layer responsible for fingerprints

dermis

vasular region

stratum basale

epidermal region exhibiting the most rapid cell divison

epidermis

major skin area that produces derivatives (nails and hair)

stratum spinosum

area where weblike pre-keratin filaments first appear

stratum spinosum

mitotic cells filled with intermediate filaments

reticular layer

has abundant elastic amd collagenic fibers

stratum basale

location of melanocytes and Merkel cells

papillary layer

region of areolar connective tissue

epidermis

stratified squamous epithelium

reticular layer

dense irregular connective tissue

keratin

tough water-repellent protein

contribute to skin color

caroten, melanin

freckles

localized concentration of melanin

fibroblasts

cells which produce fibers in the dermis

desmosomes

holds the cells of spinosum tightly together

merkel cells

touch receptors

langerhan's cells

class of macrophages, plays role in the immune system

melanocytes

accumalates and provide barrier againist UV radiation

dermis

reticular and papillary layer

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