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How many cells are in every square centimeter of the skin?

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james6 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 27, 2009 at 3:05 AM via web

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How many cells are in every square centimeter of the skin?

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted February 27, 2009 at 6:56 AM (Answer #1)

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There are approximately 6 million cells per square centimeter of skin.  Of course, these cells vary in function.  The skin is made up of nerve fibers, pain sensors, blood vessels, sweat glands, and temperature sensors among others.  Each of these involves different types of cells, from neurons to blood cells.

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