Epithelial Tissue: Skin

by Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

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    In this lecture, I am going to describe skin. It is often referred to as the integumentary system. The integument is a system of the body because it contains all the basic tissues and that is why we call it a system. We will see later on during this lecture, that skin contains epithelium and glands derived from epithelium, the exocrine components. They contain connective tissue particularly the dermis of skin that also contains muscle and nerves. So that is why we call it a system. Now, during this lecture, I would like you to assemble information that will allow you to then answer all the questions that I list here in the learning outcomes. I am not going to go through them all here, but I will go through each of these in the course of this lecture. Skin has got many many functions and during this lecture I am going to explain the structural components of skin that enable these functions to be fulfilled. First of all, let's make sure we can understand the layers of skin. In this section, on the right-hand side, there is an image of a section through thick skin. There are two main different types of skin, thick skin and thin skin, and really the term is a little bit confusing. Here is an image of thick skin because the epidermis, a layer I am going to describe in a moment is very very thick compared to thin skin where it is much much thinner. Here is the epidermis. It is the surface layer. It is an epithelium. It is a very special epithelium. It is a stratified squamous epithelium because there are many many cell layers making up the epithelium as we will see in a moment. But the layer on top,...

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    The lecture Epithelial Tissue: Skin by Geoffrey Meyer, PhD is from the course Types of Tissues. It contains the following chapters:

    • Skin (Integumentary system)
    • Cells of the epidermis
    • The skin is a large sensory receptor organ
    • Skin appendages (epidermal in origin)

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    1. keratinized stratified squamous epithelium
    2. keratinized simple squamous epithelium
    3. keratinized simple cuboidal epithelium
    4. keratinized stratified cuboidal epithelium
    5. keratinized stratified columnar epithelium
    1. Thick skin is on our back.
    2. Thick skin is on the palms of our hand.
    3. Thick skin is on the soles of our feet.
    4. Thick skin is also referred to as “non-hairy skin”.
    5. Thick skin is structured to resist “wear and tear”.
    1. Stratum spinosum (prickle cell layer)
    2. Stratum basale (germinativum)
    3. Stratum lucidum
    4. Stratum corneum
    5. Stratum granulosum
    1. Stratum corneum
    2. Stratum basale (germinativum)
    3. Stratum spinosum (prickle cell layer)
    4. Stratum granulosum
    5. Stratum lucidum
    1. Schwann cell
    2. Melanocyte
    3. Merkel cell
    4. Langerhan cell
    5. Keratinocyte
    1. vibratory pressure receptors
    2. touch receptors
    3. pain receptors
    4. temperature receptors
    5. proprioceptive receptors
    1. are stimulated by the sympathetic nervous system.
    2. secrete sweat in response to heat and sensory stimuli.
    3. secrete sweat in response to emotional stimuli and stress.
    4. are associated with hair follicles.
    5. have myoepithelial cells surrounding their duct portions.

    Author of lecture Epithelial Tissue: Skin

     Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

    Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

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