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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