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Epidermis

Thin cellular membrane containing keratin. Outer surface of the skin

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Dermis

Dense, fibrous, connective tissue layer, containing collagen

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Subcutaneous layer

thick, fat-containing tissue

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Basal layer

deepest layer of epidermis

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Stratum corneum

most superficial layer of the epidermis

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melanocytes

contain melanin, gives color to the skin

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Adipocytes

fat cells

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Lunula

Half moon shaped whitish region at the base of the nail

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Cuticle

narrow band of epidermis at the base and sides of the nail plate

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Paronychium

soft tissue surrounding the nail border

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Onycholysis

Loosening of the nail plate with separation from the nail bed

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Sebaceous glands

located in the dermal layer of skin
-Secrete oily substance, sebum

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Sebum

lubricates the skin and minimizes water loss

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Sweat glands

tiny coiled glands found on almost all body surfaces
-most common is eccrine