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Stratum corneum

- top layer
- layer that is visible to us
- dead cells
- thick layer
- epidermis
- protein fibers ( keratin)
- water repellant

2

Stratum germinativum

deepest layer of epedermis
- cell division occurs daily
- makes melonin ( melanonic site)
- recieves nourishment from dermis vis diffusion

3

Papillary Layer

- supplies epidermis w/ blood, pain/touch recpetors, fingerprint caused by layer identifying eperdermis

4

reticular layer

- blood vessels
- sweat and oil glands
- eat bacteria
- collagen fibers keep skin hydrated
- elastic fibers

5

Epidermis

outer layer
- stratified squamous tissue

6

Dermis

Fibrous connective tissue

7

Blisters

- when 2 layers get rubbed and seperate

8

Subcutaneous tissue

- apidose ( fat) anchors skin to organs
- shock absorber
- insulates deeper tissue

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