How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

22 terms

structure of the skin

STUDY
PLAY
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