Overview of the Integumentary (Skin) System
The subcutis is joined to the bottom of the dermis and is the deepest layer of skin. Lipocytes located within the subcutis make lipids for the subcutaneous tissue. The subcutis functions as a cushion for muscles, bones, and internal organs and can also act as an insulator or energy source when needed.
Keywords: integumentary system | skin | hypodermis | subcutis | subcutaneous | fat cells | fatty tissues | adipocyte | lipocyte
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- OpenStax College. Layers of the Skin, OpenStax-CNX CC-BY-3.0. July 3, 2013.
- Micrograph 1205 © Thomas Caceci, PhD, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Used with permission.
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