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Q: Explain the organization of the epidermis.
A: The epidermis is composed of the outermost layers of cells in the skin,"epi" in Greek meaning "over" or "upon", [ which together with the dermis forms the cutis. The epidermis is a stratified squamous epithelium,composed of proliferating basal and differentiated suprabasal keratinocytes which acts as the body's major barrier against an inhospitable environment, by preventing pathogens from
entering, making the skin a natural barrier to infection. It also regulates the amount of water released from the body into the atmosphere through transepidermal water loss (TEWL) ]
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User: Explain the organization of the epidermis. What happens to epidermal cells as they rise toward the surface of the skin?

User: What happens to epidermal cells as they rise toward the surface of the skin?

User: Explain the organization of the epidermis.

Weegy: The epidermis is composed of the outermost layers of cells in the skin,"epi" in Greek meaning "over" or "upon", [ which together with the dermis forms the cutis. The epidermis is a stratified squamous epithelium,composed of proliferating basal and differentiated suprabasal keratinocytes which acts as the body's major barrier against an inhospitable environment, by preventing pathogens from entering, making the skin a natural barrier to infection. It also regulates the amount of water released from the body into the atmosphere through transepidermal water loss (TEWL) ]
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