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Q1: Describe in detail the different histological layers of skin?
The outermost component of the skin is the Epidermis which is composed of 4 layers. Of ectodermal origin the epidermis of mammals is composed mainly of mitotically active stratified squamous cells. Depending on the location in the body it may be thick or thin and may or may not be keratinized. The palms of the soles and feet are the most heavily keratinized areas. The epidermis also contains or has passing through it a variety of other types of cells. These will be discussed below or in question 2....
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