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granules extruded from the keratinocytes prevent water loss by diffusion thru the epidermis


fibers in the dermis are produced by this

sebaceous glands

glands that respond to rising androgen levels

epidermal dendritic

phagocytic cells that occupy the epidermis

Merkel cells, tactile

unique touch receptor formed from a stratum basale cell and a nerve fiber

stratum lucidum

what layer is present in thick skin, but not in thin


cell-to-cell structures hold together the cells of the stratum spinosum tightly together.

Vitamin D

manufactured in the skin, plays a role in calcium absoption everywhere else in the body

loop, arch, and whorl are the fingerprint patterns

name three fingerprint patterns

the nervous system

what organ system contorls the activity of the eccrine sweat glands

Free nerve endings (pain receptors)
Pacinian corpuscle (deep pressure receptor)
Root hair plexus (hair follicle receptor)

list the sensory receptors found in the dermis of the skin?


composed of epithelium


composed of connective tissue


adipose layer beneath dermis

keratinocytes, melanocytes, langerhans cell, merkel cells

what are the 4 cell types of the epidermis

reticular and papillary

what are the two layers of the dermis

sebaceous and sudoriferous (apocrine and eccrine)

what are the 2 types of cutaneous glands

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