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?

Wheal

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

Vesicle

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

Dermis

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

Langerhans cells

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

Merkel cells

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

Abrasion

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

Bulla

Test your knowledge of the layers and cells of the skin with this quiz! Learn about the epidermis, dermis, hypodermis, and the important functions they perform. Identify key skin cells such as keratinocytes, melanocytes, and Langerhans cells. Challenge yourself and improve your understanding of the skin's structure and functions.

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