Overview of the Integumentary (Skin) System
The dermis, also known as the “true skin,” lies beneath the epidermis. It is thickest in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Comprised mostly of collagen, the dermis also is rich in blood vessels, nerves and sweat and sebaceous glands.
Keywords: integumentary system | skin | dermis | epidermis | collagen | elastin | sensory nerves | nerve cells
- Normal epidermis and dermis with intraderman nevus 10x. Courtesy of Kilbad. Public domain.
- Clark, Joe O.E. (1999). A Visual Guide to the Human Body. London: Barnes and Noble, Inc.
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