Structure of Skin integumentary system

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what is skin? skin is an organ made up of tissue that guard underlying organs and muscles
what are the functions of the skin? insulation, protection, temperature control, sensation and vitamin D and vitamin B synthesis
what pigmentation does skin contain? melanin
where does melanin come from? melanocytes
what is the function of melanin? absorbs potentially dangerous radiation, it contains DNA repair enzymes which reverse UV damage
what is the largest organ in the human body? the skin, it covers the largest area of the human body, and also weighs the most of all other organs. It accounts for about 15% of body weight
what are the layers that comprise the skin? the epidermis and the dermis
where are skin cells formed? they are formed through mitosis starting from the innermost layers, and move outwards up the strata
The process where newly formed cells reach the corneum and get sloughed off is called? keratinization
which layer of the skin is responsible for keeping water in the body, and keeping away pathogens? the corneum
what are the two layers of skin? Dermis and the Epidermis
The colored substance that helps keep the skin from burning is? Melanin
Skin color is determined by the amount of _______ Melanin
what are the three layers of the integumentary system from outer to inner? Epidermis, dermis, hypodermis
What are the layers of skin from superficial or top skin layers to deeper skin layers? Epidermis, dermis, hypodermis

what is skin?

what are the functions of the skin?

what pigmentation does skin contain?

where does melanin come from?

what is the function of melanin?

what is the largest organ in the human body?

what are the layers that comprise the skin?

where are skin cells formed?

The process where newly formed cells reach the corneum and get sloughed off is called?

which layer of the skin is responsible for keeping water in the body, and keeping away pathogens?

what are the two layers of skin?

The colored substance that helps keep the skin from burning is?

Skin color is determined by the amount of _______

what are the three layers of the integumentary system from outer to inner?

What are the layers of skin from superficial or top skin layers to deeper skin layers?

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