Epidermis Layers Quiz

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What is the primary function of melanocytes in the Stratum Germinativum?

To produce and contribute melanin, protecting against ultraviolet light

What is the characteristic of cells in the Stratum Spinosum?

Spine-like appearance

What is produced in the Stratum Granulosum?

Keratohyalin granules

In which skin type is the Stratum Lucidum present?

Thick skin

What happens to cells in the Stratum Granulosum?

They die, losing cellular contents

Which layer of the epidermis consists of a single layer of cuboidal or columnar cells?

Stratum Germinativum

What is the shape of the cells in the Stratum Granulosum?

Flattened, diamond-shaped

What is the purpose of the melanin produced by melanocytes in the Stratum Germinativum?

To protect against ultraviolet light

Which layer of the epidermis appears transparent due to the presence of dead cells?

Stratum Lucidum

What is the characteristic of the cells in the Stratum Granulosum in terms of their nuclei and cellular contents?

They have lost their nuclei and cellular contents

Test your knowledge of the different layers of the epidermis, including the Stratum Germinativum, Stratum Spinosum, and Stratum Granulosum. Learn about the characteristics and functions of each layer.

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