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  • epidermis
  • The skin weighs an average of four kilograms, covers an area of two square meters, and is made of three distinct layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • The dermis is the layer of skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue, and comprises two sections, the papillary dermis and the reticular dermis. (wikipedia.org)
  • nails
  • Many conditions affect the human integumentary system-the organ system covering the entire surface of the body and composed of skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scar
  • Desmoplasia may occur around a neoplasm, causing dense fibrosis around the tumor, or scar tissue (adhesions) within the abdomen after abdominal surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • superficial
  • The dermis contains two vascular networks that run parallel to the skin surface-one superficial and one deep plexus-which are connected by vertical communicating vessels. (wikipedia.org)
  • hair
  • The zone of involvement extends upwards at the rate at which hair grows, and it is visible above the skin surface by days 12-14. (proz.com)
  • The two main types of human skin are: glabrous skin, the hairless skin on the palms and soles (also referred to as the "palmoplantar" surfaces), and hair-bearing skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Types
  • A mixture of these cell types is recognized, normally, as a wound, as in the example of a cut to the skin. (wikipedia.org)