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Adipocytes

Contain fat used for energy production; also found in the subcutaneous layer

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Mast cells

Respond to allergic stimuli; contain granules with histamines

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Macrophages

Surround and digest foreign substances; white blood cells

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Lymphocytes

Carry lymph

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Microphages

Fight infections

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Epithelial cells

Cover and protect

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Keratinocytes

Produce keratin; majority of cells in epidermis

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Melanocytes

Produce pigment granules (melanin) that give color to the skin

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Basal cells

Divide the produce new cells to replace skin cells that have been shed.

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Adipose cells

Provide insulation from the absorption of mechanical force

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Langerhans cells

Identify antigenic substances; immune cells

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Desmosomes

Provide strength and support between cells

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Hemidesmosomes

Connect the dermis to the epidermis

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Merkel cells

Detect subtle, gentle to light touch; slow-reacting mechanoreceptors found in the epidermis; touch receptors

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Fibroblast cells

Produce collagen and elastin