he Hypodermis - he Hypodermis...

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he 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. Accessory Organs of the Skin The following accessory organs (skin derivatives)  are embedded in the skin: class="bullet"> •   Hairs are elongated filaments of keratinized  epithelial cells that arise and emerge from the skin  of mammals. Hair is composed of the following  structures:
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The  hair shaft  is the portion of the hair that  is visible on the surface of the skin. The  hair root  is the portion of the hair that  penetrates the skin (epidermis and dermis). The 
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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