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Epidermis (Overview)

The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum).


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Can you feel your epidermis?

Can you feel your epidermis?

Epidermis: Absolutely. The epidermis is the top layer of your skin.

Epidermis (Overview)

The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum).


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How does keratinisation keep the epidermis healthy?

How does keratinisation keep the epidermis healthy?

Keratinization: Great wikipedia question. If not satisfied then let's do 2nd opinion.

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What is the definition or description of: epidermis?

See below: The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum).

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What does discontinuity in epidermis mean in layman terms?

Break: Anything from a paper cut to a scratch to a little blister to a fissure to a gunshot wound. Everything depends on the context of the description. I'm glad you're proactive and hope you can have the big picture clarified.

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What is melanin in the epidermis?

What is melanin in the epidermis?

Freckle: Look up this site for more info: http://www. Freckles. Org/causes/

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What is a projection of the epidermis?

What is a projection of the epidermis?

Epidermis: The epidermis is the outer layer of skin, so that just describes something that is coming from the epidermis.

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Is the epidermis and the dermis the same?

No: Epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and dermis is just below it.

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How does the epidermis differ from dermis?

The epidermis: Is the outermost layer of skin. The dermis is right below it. The epidermis contains very little in the way of structures. Whereas the dermis contains blood vessels and many other structures.

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What makes the epidermis and dermis similar?

What makes the epidermis and dermis similar?

They are both: Layers of skin & both help to protect the body.

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Is a subepidermal shot given in the epidermis?

No, by: Definition it is below the dermis, which is below the epidermis.

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What kind of tissue are the dermis and epidermis?

Skin: They are layers of skin. Please see: https://www. Aad. Org/public/kids/skin/the-layers-of-your-skin

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What is the importance of the epidermis and dermis?

They help to: Form skin which a way the body protects itself.