Skin Is Not Only The Largest Organ On The Human Body

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Skin is not only the largest organ on the human body, but it is also the most prominent organ that is in the integumentary system. It works in many aspects of protecting the body underneath against the outside environment. The skin has three main layers; the epidermis, dermis and the hypodermis. Each layer have different physical attributes that aid the skin in its job to protect the organism.
This lab was done to help me understand the layers of the skin and their varying appearances and thicknesses. It also showed how two different abnormalities in cells or layers of the skin can affect and spread through the organism, causing harm.
• Computer with ImageJ software installed
• The eleven photo stacks downloaded from the assignment page
• The Data Table and questions
1. Download the photo stacks onto the computer
2. Open ImageJ software
3. Find the file in the folder and drop them into the ImageJ page
4. Open the instruction link from the assignment page and follow the instructions given
5. Observe the different skins and the cancer skins as well as their cells
6. Measure the thickness of the dermis and epidermis of the thin and thick skin images
7. Outline the different layers of the Skin Layers 100x
8. Adjust the color threshold of the images of non-pigmented and the pigmented skin
9. Record measurements onto the Data Table given
10. Answer questions
Table 1: Epidermal and Dermal measurements in two skin samples

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