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Unformatted text preview: the dermal papillae generate epidermal ridges (sweat from the epidermal ridges leaves fingerprints). • The reticular layer is a thick layer of dense irregular connective tissue. It lies deep to the papillary layer and makes up most of the dermis. The Hypodermis The hypodermis (subcutaneous layer, or superficial fascia) lies between the dermis and underlying tissues and organs. It consists of mostly adipose tissue and is the storage site of most body fat. It serves to fasten the skin to the underlying surface, provides thermal insulation, and absorbs shocks from impacts to the skin....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PT 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Texas State.
- Spring '10