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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 7 - Integument

Plate 7.134 Skin, Epidermis

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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SKIN, EPIDERMIS
Stratified squamous epithelium shoulder

 Plate 7.134 Skin, Epidermis

Human, glutaraldehyde-osmium fixation, toluldine blue stain, 612 x.

 

Stratum corneum: Flattened nonviable epithelial cells containing keratin. Superficial layers desquamate continuously.

Stratum Malpighii: Mitotic cell division occurs in this layer. Desmosomes join adjacent cells. Prominent nuclei with small dark nucleoli. Nuclear staining characteristics indicate that these nuclei are functionally active.

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