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Structure & Function of Skin . Unit I. Do Now. Take Ten Minutes to describe what is the purpose of skin. Structure and Function of the Skin. The skin 1 is one of the largest organs in the body in surface area and weight.  The skin consists of two layers: the epidermis and the dermis .

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do now
Do Now
  • Take Ten Minutes to describe what is the purpose of skin
structure and function of the skin
Structure and Function of the Skin
  • The skin1 is one of the largest organs in the body in surface area and weight. 
  • The skin consists of two layers: the epidermis and the dermis.
  • Beneath the dermis lies the hypodermis or subcutaneous fatty tissue.
epidermis
Epidermis
  • Epidermis-
The epidermis is the outer layer of skin. The thickness of the epidermis varies in different types of skin. It is the thinnest on the eyelids at .05 mm and the thickest on the palms and soles at 1.5 mm.
  • The epidermis contains 5 layers.
  • The top layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, is made of dead, flat skin cells that shed about every 2 weeks.
dermis
Dermis
  • Dermis
The dermis also varies in thickness depending on the location of the skin. It is .3 mm on the eyelid and 3.0 mm on the back. The dermis is composed of three types of tissue that are present throughout - not in layers. The types of tissue are:
  • collagen
  • elastic tissue
  • reticular fibers
subcutaneous tissue
Subcutaneous Tissue
  • The subcutaneous tissue is a layer of fat and connective tissue that houses larger blood vessels and nerves.
  • This layer is important is the regulation of temperature of the skin itself and the body.
  • The size of this layer varies throughout the body and from person to person.
structure and function of the skin2
Structure and Function of the Skin
  • The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation and sensation.
protection
Protection
  • The skin is an organ of protection. The primary function of the skin is to act as a barrier.
  • The skin provides protection from: mechanical impacts and pressure, variations in temperature, micro-organisms, radiation and chemicals.
skin regulation
Skin Regulation
  • The skin is an organ of regulation. The skin regulates several aspects of physiology, including: body temperature via sweat and hair, and changes in peripheral circulation and fluid balance via sweat. It also acts as a reservoir for the synthesis of Vitamin D.
skin regulation1
Skin Regulation
  • The skin is an organ of sensation. The skin contains an extensive network of nerve cells that detect and relay changes in the environment.
  • There are separate receptors for heat, cold, touch, and pain. Damage to these nerve cells is known as neuropathy, which results in a loss of sensation in the affected areas.
  • Patients with neuropathy may not feel pain when they suffer injury, increasing the risk of severe wounding or the worsening of an existing wound.
tattoo s
Tattoo’s
  • Does tattoo ink penetrate down to the dermis? Why or why not
  • Take two minutes and come up with explanation
tatted up
Tatted Up
  • From this image describe the tattoo process. This should be one paragraph. Make sure you use the correct terms for describing the layers of skin.
  • EX- “The epidermis is the first layer of skin”
  • BAD EX- “The needle touches the first layer of skin”
exit slip
Exit Slip
  • What are the two layers of skin?
  • What lies beneath the dermis?
  • Which tissues are located in the dermis?