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1

What are the alternative names for the epidermal layers?

Stratum corneum (Keratin layer)

Stratum granulosum (Granular layer)

Stratum spinosum (Prickle cell layer)

Stratum basale (Basal cell layer)

2

What substance caps off the DNA of basal cells to protect them from UV radiation?

Melanin

3

The skin is metabolically active. What substances are metabolised by the skin?

Vitamin D

Thyroxine

4

Where is Vitamin D stored once it has been synthesised in the skin?

Liver

5

In which foods can dietary Vitamin D be obtained?

Oily fish

Red meat

Eggs