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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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What does it mean if staphylococcus aureus got on my skin and backpack?

What does it mean if staphylococcus aureus got on my skin and backpack?

Too late: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common bacteria there is on the planet earth. There is no question that it can be found on almost every surface including the two you mentioned. The question is, does the mere presence mean anything? The answer is no. Unless you have a bad immune system, or one of the more serious subtypes, the mere presence means you are alive here on earth with me. ...Read more

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What can I wash my skin to get rid of staphylococcus?

What can I wash my skin to get rid of staphylococcus?

Staph: The best is a soap called hibiclens that is over the counter. However, it is often better to have a doctor prescribe a prescription antibiotic pill or cream called mupirocin. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus bacteria move from one tissue to another inside the body (not on the skin) while it is non-motile?

How does staphylococcus bacteria move from one tissue to another inside the body (not on the skin) while it is non-motile?

See below: Staphylococcus aureus can invade into blood vessels and spread to other body sites through the blood stream (hematogenous spread). It can also spread by infection expanding into adjacent tissues ( contiguous spread). ...Read more

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Can you feel your epidermis?

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

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What environments can staphylococcus be found?

What environments can staphylococcus be found?

Everywhere: Staph can be found on your hands, and often inside your nose. Good handwashing is the best way to keep yourself safe. ...Read more

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What is melanin in the epidermis?

Freckle: Look up this site for more info: http://www.freckles.org/causes/ ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus turn into MRSA?

How does staphylococcus turn into MRSA?

Resistance to drugs: Some believe over usage of antibiotics by general population with staph becoming resistant. MRSA stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. First discovered in 1961 now resistant to methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, and many other antibiotics.Sometimes difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What are staphylococcus and diphtheroid?

What are staphylococcus and diphtheroid?

Bacteria: Staphylococcus is a gram-positive bacteria. Diptheriods are bacteria. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What disease does staphylococcus albus cause?

What disease does staphylococcus albus cause?

Staphylococcus germ: Staphylococcus albus is what is called a "coagulase-negative Staphylococcus"... basically a lab test that distinguishes it from it's MUCH MORE DANGEROUS cousin, Staphylococcus aureus. Staph is the shortened name - as you might have heard for 'Staph infections'. Most likely this Staph albus was a bystander, but if you have specific questions - an ID doc could help, or the doc who ordered the test ...Read more