Anatomy & Physiology Question #22

Question

The outer layer of the skin is called _____, the sloughed off dead skin cells on the outer layer contain _____, which provides _______.

Answers

  1. epidermis
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  2. keratin protein
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  3. Moisture
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  4. adherence and protection
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Explanation

The correct answers are A, B & D. The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.The outer layer of the skin is called the epidermis, the sloughed off dead skin cells on the outer layer contain keratin protein, which provides adherence and protection. Moisture does not relate to the layers of the epidermis.

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