Tip Chapter: Histology and Physiology of the Skin

  • Renata Joffe
  • Jose A. Plaza
  • Armineh Kajoian


This chapter discusses the structure, histology, and function of the skin. The composition of the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat is reviewed in great detail. In addition to their physiologic role and histologic features, a thorough description of the different layers, cell types, and adnexal structures, which form the skin, is given.


Skin Anatomy Histology Physiology Epidermis Dermis Subcutaneous fat Adnexal structures 


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  • Renata Joffe
    • 1
  • Jose A. Plaza
    • 1
  • Armineh Kajoian
    • 1
  1. 1.Inform DiagnosticsIrvingUSA

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