Histology - Pigmented Skin


The 100x image shows the entire integument from the epidermis (top of image) to the subcutaneous layer or hypodermis (bottom of image). Note the dark staining melanocytes in the stratum basale of the epidermis. These can be more clearly viewed in the 200x image that focuses on the epidermal layer of the skin. Note the stratum corneum that is sloughing away from the epidermis on the surface and the adipose tissue present in the subcutaneous layer near the bottom of the 100x image. The dermis comprises the thickest layer in this section of the integument and contains numerous coils of sweat glands.

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