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Epidermis: The upper or outer layer of the two main layers of tissue that make up the skin.
Source: National Institute of Health
Epidermis: The epidermis is the thin, uppermost layer of the skin, the largest organ in the body and a part of the integumentary system. The epidermis consists of keratin and lies over the dermis. Functions of the epidermis include creating a division and a physical barrier between the body and its surroundings and protecting the body from infection. The epidermis also contains melanin, which gives skin its color and absorbs harmful UV rays.
Conditions that can afflict the epidermis include cancer, dysplagia, melanoma, burns, rashes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, warts, infection, trauma, herpes, inflammation and lacerations.
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