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Overview of the Integumentary (Skin) System

Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine

Overview of the Integumentary (Skin) System

Though its shape reminds one of the rings of Saturn, the image above is a cross section of a hair follicle. The central red area is the follicle, which is surrounded by two layers of skin cells that have been packed together.