Human skin, polarised light micrograph

Human skin, polarised light micrograph

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Credit: DR KEITH WHEELER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human skin. Polarised light micrograph of a section through human skin showing hair follicles (black). The top layer of the skin, the epidermis (red) consists of dead cells that are constantly sloughed offand replaced from below. Beneath this is the dermis which contains blood vessels and nerves (not seen).

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, biological, biology, cross section, cuticle, dermis, epidermis, false-coloured, follicle, follicles, hair, hairs, human body, images, keratin, keratinised, light micrograph, light microscope, magnified image, medical, microscopic subjects, microscopy, pink, polarised, polarized, shaft, skin

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