Integumentary System

Ch 5 Anatomy & Practical Applications by Dr. Peterson

Skin Structure & Function

There are 2 layers of the skin:
  1. Epidermis
  2. Dermis
  3. [The subcutaneous or hypodermis layer consists of areolar (which serves as a cushion for organs & blood vessels) & adipose (fat) tissue.

The epidermis consists of 4 types of cells:

  1. Keratinocytes
  2. Melanocytes
  3. Langerhans cells
  4. Tactile cells
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