What are the principal layers of the skin?
The skin is composed of two principal layers : epidermis and dermis. The epidermis consists of a stratified squamous keratinized epithelium. From the dermis outward, the epidermis has five layers of keratin-producing cells (keratinocytes). The layers are :
- Stratum Basale
- Stratum Spinosum
- Stratum Granulosum
- Stratum Lucidum
- Stratum Corneum
The dermis is the connective tissue that supports the epidermis and binds it to the subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis). The dermis contains two layers:
- The Papillary Layer
- The Reticular Layer.
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