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the skin

arrector pili muscle

associated with the hair follicle. (looks like muscle fibers)

dermal papilla

the junction of the epidermis and dermis there are fingerlike projections. these papillae are responsible for ridges that are visible on the fingertips, palms & soles


"true skin".connective tissue. in the dermis are all the structures that are frequently associated w/skin. such as, hair follicles, sweat and sebaceous glands, blood vessels and nervous tissue


the superficial layers, consisting of many thin layers of epithelial tissue.

hypodermis (or subcutaneous layer)

the layer below the dermis. this layer serves to attach the skin to the underlying structures.

major blood vessels that supply the skin & adipose tissue which provides the body w/insulation.

sebaceous gland

frequently associated with the hair follicles

sudoriferous (sweat) glands

found in the dermis. 2 types of sweat glands= eccrine & apocrine.

eccrine glands

sweat glands found all over the body and respond to changes in body temperature. sweat cools the skin

apocrine glands

sweat gland in select sites in body & become active at puberty

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