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Flashcards in Non-keratinised epidermal cells and appendages Deck (12)
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1

What is the precursor for melanin

Tyrosine

2

What is vitilago

Autoimmune disease with the loss of melanocytes

3

What is nelsons syndrome

Melanin stimulating hormone is produced in excess by the pituitary

4

What is a malignant melanoma

Tumour of melanocyte cell line

5

What are langerhans cells

They come from a mesenchymal origin and are antigen presenting cells

6

What is the purpose of merkel cells

For light touch sensation

7

What causes merkel cell cancer

Viral infection

8

The three different growth phases of hair folicles

Anagen, calagen and telogen

9

What is the anagen phase

The growing phase

10

What is the calagen phase

Involuting phase

11

What is the telogen phase

Resting phase

12

What is alopecia areata

Autoimmune hairloss