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1

The largest organ of the body Composed of 3 layers

Skin

2

What is the surface area of the skin?

2 m

3

The skin is also called:

The first line of defense of the body

4

What are the Three layers of the skin?

Epidermis
Dermis
Subcutaneous tissue

5

What is the weighs of the skin?

9 pounds [4 kg]

6

Skin Colour Cues:
Lack of blood [blanching].

White

7

Skin Colour Cues:
Increased blood flow [hyperemia].

Red

8

Skin Colour Cues:
cyanotic, deoxygenated blood present.

Blue

9

Skin Colour Cues:
Jaundice, usually due to bile/bilirubin build up from liver disease, often • hepatitis virus.

Yellow

10

True or False:
Skin in Caucasians is red depending on amount & quality of blood in dermal layers.

True