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Chapter 6:Skin and its appendages

Dermisinner,thicker layer of the skin
epidermisouter,thinner layer of the skin
hairappendage of the skin that covers the entire body except for a few areas
hair folliclesmall tube in which hair growth occurs
integumentrefers to the skin
keratinwater-repellant protein found in kertinocytes
melanindark pigment in the skin
nailappendage of the skin composed of heavily keratinized epidermal cells
sebaceious glandoil-producing gland in the skin that keeps hair supple and skin soft
subcutaneous layerlayer beneath the skin that carries major blood vessels and nerves to the skin
sweat glandmost numerous of the skin glands, types include eccrine sweat glands and apocrine sweat glands

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