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most responsible for the skin color of dark-skinned people


provides an orange cast to the skin


provides a natural sunscreen


most responsible for the skin color of caucasians


phagocytized by keratinocytes


found predominantly in the stratum corneum


found within red blood cells in the blood vessels


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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