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Types of Tissue Found in the Epidermis and Dermis

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A look at the types of cells and tissues that make the the epidermis and dermis of the skin.

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This solution looks at the types of tissues found in the epidermis and dermis of the skin. It delivers a succinct, straightforward list of the types of tissues in these locations and provides a excellent basis for an essay or project on the skin.

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The epidermis is the top layers of skin and it is made up primarily of epithelial cells that are dead or in the process of dying. It does not contain blood vessels. It consists of the following tissues:

Stratified squamous epithelium comprised of four cells:
- Keratinocytes
- Melanocytes
- Merkel cells
- Langerhans' cells
- Inflammatory/immune cells

The layers of the epidermis are as follows:

- Basal layer - ...

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