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functions of skin components

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epidermis
protects underlying structures from trauma
keratine
toughens cells of epidermis
sweat gland
secretes sweat that is involved in termoregulation
sebaceous gland
secretes sebum
sebum
keeps epidermis and hair shaft soft and flexible
arrector pili muscle
moves hair follicl
dermal blood vessels
thermoregularion
melanin
protects deeper structures from UV light
meissner's corpuscle
respond to light touch
pacinean corpuscle
respond to pressure (hard touch)
nails
protect distal end of finger and aid in picking things up
lanula
site of nail growth
hypodermis
fat storage; thermoregulation