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List the three layers of the skin.
Epidermis, dermis, hypodermis
What are the two distinct layers of the epidermis?
Stratum corneum- outermost layer, dead cells

Stratum germinativum- living karatinocytes, contains melanocyte
What is the epidermis composed of?
Epithelial tissue
What is the dermis composed of?
Connective tissues (dense connective tissue and adipose tissues)
What is the hypodermis composed of?
adipose tissue
What are three types of skin cancer?
Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma
What virus causes dermal warts?
Human papilloma virus
What virus causes chicken pox?
Describe psoriasis.
Keratinocytes of the stratum germinativum divide rapidly; the skin becomes inflamed with scaly patches