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Anatomy and Physiology Nursing Mnemonics & Tips

Layers of the Epidermis The mnemonic “Come, Let’s Get Sun Burned” will let you not forget the layers of the epidermis. Anatomy and Physiology Nursing Mnemonics & Tips: http://nurseslabs.com/anatomy-and-physiology-nursing-mnemonics-tips/

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BN1637: Skin Layers

SEM of Human Skin. The top layer of the epidermis is composed of flattened, dead skin cells that form the surface of the skin. The dead cells from this layer are continuously being shed and replaced by cells from the living epidermal layer below it (red). The lowest layer (not seen here) is the dermis. The skin is the body's largest organ, accounting for around 15% of the body's weight.

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The epidermis consists of multiple layers and cells. From deep to superficial the layers include: stratum basale, spinosum, granulosum, lucid, and corneum. Keratinocytes synthesize the protein keratin. Stem cells differentiate into keratinocytes. Melanocytes synthesize the pigmented protein melanin. Tactile/Merkel cells are associated with a dermal nerve fiber, together called a tactile disc and function in reception for touch. Dendritic/Langerhans cells function in immune response.

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Anatomy and Physiology Nursing Mnemonics & Tips

Layers of the Epidermis The mnemonic “Come, Let’s Get Sun Burned” will let you not forget the layers of the epidermis. Anatomy and Physiology Nursing Mnemonics & Tips: http://nurseslabs.com/anatomy-and-physiology-nursing-mnemonics-tips/:

Skin cross-section, showing the epidermis, dermis, perichondrium, elastic cartilage, a myelinated nerve fiber, and a muscular artery. Colorised SEM X160.

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Use this picture of cornflakes, raisins and grapes to understand your skin. Together, these three layers make up the epidermis. The cornflakes represent the outer layer of skin, which is the most visible layer. The raisins represent the middle epidermis layer of skin, where you can really make a difference in the aging process. And the grapes represent the deepest layer of the epidermis: the soft, supple cells you will see in the future.

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