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Chapter 11 - Skin

Skin covers the surface of the body and protects it from the environment. It is classified as thick or thin.

Thick Skin

THick skin is devoid of hair and found only on the plantar (foot) and palmar surfaces (hands).

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MH 091 Thick Skin

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MH 091bhr Thick Skin

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MHS 235 Thick Skin

Thin Skin

Thin skin covers most of the body except for the palmar and plantar surfaces of the hands and feet, respictively.

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MH 090 Thin Skin

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MH 277-278 Thin Skin

(elastic fibers)

Pigmented Skin

Melanin produced by melanocytes is the most important substance in determining skin color.

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MH 088 Skin

(thick and thin skin with melanin)

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MHS 236 Thin Skin

(with melanin)

Meissner's and Pacinian Corpuscles

Meissner's and Pacinian corpuscles are specialized nerve endings found in skin.

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MH 091 Thick Skin

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MH 091ahr Thick Skin

Scalp with Hair Follicles

Hair follicles are invaginations of the epidermis and are only found in thin skin.

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MH 086b Scalp

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MH 086c Scalp

(cross sections)

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MH 087b Scalp

(longitudinal sections)