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Unformatted text preview: cells, which outnumber neurons 10:1. These cells serve in a supportive capacity in the nervous system. Nervous tissue is found in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. The Integumentary System The largest and heaviest organ of the body is the skin. The skin is formed by an outer layer of stratified squamous epithelium and an inner connective tissue layer . This cutaneous membrane sits on the hypodermis , which is not technically part of the skin. Although all skin contains these layers, different parts of the skin have a variable thickness of these layers. Thick skin generally contains no hair follicles or oil glands and often thickens further forming calluses on the hands and feet. Thick skin has a greatly increased outermost layer of the epidermis ....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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