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Anatomy of the skin

Cross section of skin

The skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous layer. The skin contains sweat glands, nerves, hair follicles, and blood vessels.

Current as of: November 15, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine

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