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Human Skin Anatomy

How much do you know about your heaviest organ?
Only HUMAN skin.
Quiz by NapoleonBonaparte
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Last updated: June 16, 2020
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In which organ system does skin belong?
Integumentary System
What three layers make up skin?
Epidermis
Dermis
Hypodermis
What are the two main types of glands found in the skin?
Sweat Gland
Sebaceous Gland
What compound causes the pigmentation of the skin?
Melanin
Which cells produce the above?
Melanocytes
What molecule, commonly found in fish, is produced by the skin?
Vitamin D
What are the principle immune cells of the uppermost layer of the skin?
Langerhans Cells
What are the four different types of mechanoreceptors (sense organs/cells) of the skin?
Meissner's corpuscles
Merkel nerve endings
Pacinian corpuscles
Ruffini corpuscles
Which accessory structures grow on various parts of the skin, insulating the skin and protecting it from UV radiation?
Hair
Which accessory structures of skin protects the digits?
Nails
What is the main protein making up the above two structures?
Keratin
Where is skin the thinnest?
Eyelids
Where is skin the thickest?
Palms/Soles
What is a cancer of the skin called?
Melanoma/Carcinoma
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