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Epidermis (Definition)

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) ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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What kind of tissue are the dermis and epidermis?

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 ...Read more

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Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Except epidermis: Blood vessels are present in all layers of the skin, except the topmost layer, epidermis. You may consult this site for additional information. http://www.siumed.edu/~dking2/intro/skin.htm ...Read more

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What is the sac that forms the outer layer of the testicular capsule?

What is the sac that forms the outer layer of the testicular capsule?

Tunica vaginalis: Sac that lies around most of the testis. Hydroceles are collections of fluid forming within the tunica vaginalis. ...Read more

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Which layer of the skin does chickenpox effect?

Which layer of the skin does chickenpox effect?

Complicated Skin: The simple answer is the epidermis which is the top layer. Chickenpox causes the epidermal cells to ballon which forms a classical blister. See pic. But the epidermis is composed of 4 or 5 layers: cornified layer, clear/translucent layer, granular layer, spinous layer and basal/germinal layer. Varicella affects the spinous layer. Thanks for the difficult question! ...Read more

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How deep into the layers of epidermis/ dermis do tumors go?

How deep into the layers of epidermis/ dermis do tumors go?

Depend on the stage: It can go through all the layers . Stage iii skin cancer not only will go through all layers but also to adjacent cartilage, muscle and bone. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the epidermis and the dermis?

What is the difference between the epidermis and the dermis?

The difference: The epidermis is the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. The dermis lies below it. The dermis contains many structures whereas the epidermis contains few. ...Read more

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Does the epidermis or the dermis provide the blood supply?

Does the epidermis or the dermis provide the blood supply?

Dermis: The epidermis is does not contain blood vessels. For oxygenation, there is diffusion from blood vessels in the dermis. ...Read more

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Does hair grow from the dermis or the epidermis?

Hair Growth: "The hair follicle is a tunnel-like segment of the epidermis that extends down into the dermis." http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/science-hair ...Read more

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Very thin layer of skin in the mouth?

Very thin layer of skin in the mouth?

Not sure: As described, not sure what this could be? Best for you to have it actually examined in person by a health care provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the layers of the teeth?

What are the layers of the teeth?

From: the outside in...above the gum: enamel> dentin>pulp below the gum: cementum> dentin> pulp ...Read more

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What degree of burn involves only the very surface of the skin?

What degree of burn involves only the very surface of the skin?

1st degree: What you describe is a 1st degree burn. This is a superficial burns which affects only the epidermis, causing redness and discomfort. 1st degree burns are rarely serious and heal by themselves within days. Common causes of 1st degree burns include sunburns or exposure to hot liquids. ...Read more

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