Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 19 - Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites - Self Quiz - Page 615: 1


(a) Springy elasticity

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Saltiness due to production of sweat from sweat glands, acidic pH due to oily compound (sebum) metabolism, normal microflora of skin, and constant sloughing off of old dead epithelial skin cells are the characteristics of skin that makes it good defensive barrier against pathogenic microbes.
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