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?


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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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