Picture of the Skin

Picture of the Skin

Picture of the Skin

Human Anatomy

Anatomical Structures of Human Skin
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The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.

Skin has three layers:

The skin’s color is created by special cells called melanocytes, which produce the pigment melanin. Melanocytes are located in the epidermis.

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WebMD Feature: “Exercise Your Body — and Your Skin.”

Dermatology.about.com: “Skin Anatomy,” “Skin Diseases.”

MedicineNet: “Boils (Skin Abscesses).”

Rosacea.org.

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Actinic Keratosis.”

EMedicine: “Skin Cancer: Sqamous Cell Carcinoma.”

FamilyDoctor.org: Seborrheic Dermatitis: What It Is and How to Treat It.”

WebMD Medical Reference: “Skin Testing for Allergies.”

MedicineNet: “Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD Skin Test).”

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