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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