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Histology

  • Ahmad Wagih Abdel (Halim)
Chapter

Skin

  • Epidermis: Originates from the ectoderm. The layers from deep to superficial are arranged as per the mnemonic “BabeSLove Good Cops”: Stratum basale, stratum spinosum, stratum lucidum, stratum granulosum, and stratum corneum.

  • Langerhans’ cells: The skin’s antigen presenting cells. They are derived from the bone marrow and contain Birbeck granules.

  • Melanoblasts: Responsible for the skin’s pigmentation. They are derived from neural crest and they contain melanosomes (skin pigment).

  • Merkel cells: Serve as mechanoreceptors and are of unknown origin

  • Meissner corpuscles: Receptors of light touch,and are mainly concentrated in the fingertips (Fig. 4.1 )

Keywords

Columnar Cell Gastric Gland Cardiac Muscle Fiber Tunica Medium Type Versus Collagen 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McLaren Regional Medical CenterFlintUSA

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