Strata of the Epidermis

  1. Stratum Corneum
    Takes 15 to 20 days for a cell to move from Stratum Basale to......
  2. 2 weeks
    How long do the cells stay in Stratum Corneum ??
  3. Stratum Corneum
    Water resistant, but not waterproof
  4. Stratum Corneum
    Dead cells stay connected and shed in large groups
  5. Stratum Corneum
    Thickest Layer
  6. Stratum Corneum
    Outer layer of both thin and thick skin
  7. Stratum Lucidum
    Cells are flattened, densely packed, largely developed organellles and filled with Keratin
  8. Stratum Lucidum
    Found in thick skin
  9. Stratum Granulosum
    Cells bgin to die
  10. Stratum Granulosum
    Keratin is produced in large amounts which allow cells to grow thinner and flatter
  11. Stratum Granulosum
    their membranes become thicker and less permeable
  12. Stratum Granulosum
    Cells have stopped dividing at this level
  13. Stratum Spinosum
    Contains dendritic cell, which participles in the immune response by the stimulating defense
  14. Stratum Basale
    Mitosis of new skin cells
  15. Stratum Basale
    Ridges on the palms and soles increase surface area of the skin and increases friction for grip
  16. Stratum Basale
    The ridges and papillae nerve increase surface area for the dissusion of nutrients
  17. Stratum Basale
    Inner most layer
  18. Stratum Basale
    Also known as the Stratum Germinativum
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Strata of the Epidermis
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