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Week 5 Reflection: Integumentary System 1. What is the epidermis? 2. What are the layers of the epidermis? 3. You should know all the layers in order, but you only need to know details about the Stratum Basale and Stratum Corneum , so provide those details here. 1. The epidermis is the thin, outer layer of the skin that is visible and works to provide protection to the body. It does not contain any blood vessels and is, therefore, dependent on the dermis, the layer of the skin underneath it, to provide access to nutrients and dispose of waste. The epidermis consists of stratified, squamous epithelial cell (Pg. 122, 123 fig. 5-1). 2. It has five layers: Stratum Basale, Stratum spinosum, Stratum granulosum, Stratum lucidum, Stratum Corneum (Pg. 124, fig. 5-2). 3. The Stratum Basale , also called the stratum germinativum, is the basal (base) layer of the epidermis. It is the layer that’s closest to the blood supply lying underneath the epidermis. This layer is one of the most important layers of our skin. This is because it
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