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Anatomy: Layers of the skin
The skin is the largest organ of the body which protects us from microbes, it helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.
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the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone
most superficial layer of the epidermis and is the layer exposed to the outside environment
cells that produce the pigment, melanin
cuboidal-shaped stem cell that is a precursor of the keratinocytes of the epidermis
produces and secretes an oily substance that lubricates the skin and hair.
Free nerve ending
is an unspecialized, afferent nerve fiber ending of a sensory neuron
contains connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands
deeper subcutaneous tissue; is made of fat and connective tissue
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