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Skin

(Figures 112–122)
  • William D. Gude
  • Gerald E. Cosgrove
  • Gerald P. Hirsch

Abstract

The skin consists of two distinct components: the epidermis of keratinizing, stratified squamous epithelium, and the dermis. Thin skin occurs over most of the hairy regions while thick skin appears over the hairless areas, i.e., feet, tail, nipples, and genital and anal areas.

Keywords

Hair Follicle Sebaceous Gland Dermal Papilla Hair Shaft Stratify Squamous Epithelium 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • William D. Gude
    • 1
  • Gerald E. Cosgrove
    • 2
  • Gerald P. Hirsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.San Diego Zoological SocietySan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Wadsworth Hospital CenterLos AngelesUSA

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