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skin-epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous layer

protective covering, aids in regulating body temperature, houses sensory receptors, synthesizes various chemicals, and excretes wastes

what are the functions of skin?


keritanized stratified squamous epithelium that lacks blood vessels

stratum basale

the deepest layer of the epidermis that contains stem cells undergoings mitosis

stratum corneum

the outermost layer composed of dead epidermal cells


protects underlying cells from the effects of ultraviolet light


what transfers melanin to nearby epidermal cells?


a layer composed largely of fibrous connective tissue that binds the epidermis to underlying tissues


contains muscle fibers, blood vessels, and nerve fibers

dermal blood vessels

what supplies nutrients to all skin cells and help regulate body temperature?

what do sensory receptors of the skin include?

meissner's corpuscle, pacinian corpuscles, and bulb of krause

subcutaneous layer

composed of loose connective tissue and adipose tissue

adipose tissue

what kind of tissue helps conserve body heat?

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