Skin Layers and Cells Quiz
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Skin Layers and Cells Quiz

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Which layer of the skin is responsible for producing keratin, a protein that hardens and flattens the cells?

Keratinocytes

Which cells in the skin synthesize melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color?

Melanocytes

What is the general term for a wound, injury, or abnormality in the skin?

Lesion

What is a round, swollen area on the skin that is typically seen in allergic reactions called?

<p>Wheal</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a small, fluid-filled raised spot on the skin called?

<p>Vesicle</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which layer of the skin is responsible for most of the work that the skin does, such as sweating and circulating the blood?

<p>Dermis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of cells determine the appropriate adaptive immune response in the skin, such as inflammation or tolerance?

<p>Langerhans cells</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of cell combines with nerve endings to create a sensory receptor for touch in the skin?

<p>Merkel cells</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a scraping-away of the skin surface by friction called?

<p>Abrasion</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a blister that is more than 5mm in diameter called?

<p>Bulla</p> Signup and view all the answers

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