Flashcards in integumentary stem Deck (11):
is composed of stratifies squamous epithelium
is thicker than the epidermis and is madeup of dense irrgualr connectov ewtissue containg collagen and elastic fibers
anchoreed to the dermis by short fibers
why do cells eventually die?
as new cells enlarge they poush older skin cells away from the dermis---the farther the cell is from th dermis---the weajer th skin cell gerts
many layers of kerainized dead skin cless taht ar eflattened
only found on hands and feet
3- 5 layers, cells contain shruken fibers of keratin
many layers of cells that are centrally located
a single row of cuboidal cells
What is the general rate of cell production vs cell loss?
In healthy skin, production of skin cells is balanced with loss of skin cells