Integumentary Accessory Structures: Nails

Within the integumentary system, four main accessory structures aid in thermoregulation, sense of touch, protection, and much more. These four main accessory structures are: Hair Follicles Nails Sebaceous Glands Sweat Glands The nails can be found on the tips of your toes and fingers. The main function of these structures is to protect these areasContinue reading “Integumentary Accessory Structures: Nails”

Dermis

Layers Of The Dermis The dermis layer is located inferior to the epidermis layer in the cutaneous layer. This layer is made of connective tissue and can be divided into two layers: Papillary Layer Reticular Layer The papillary layer of the dermis is the most superficial layer of the two. It is inferior to theContinue reading “Dermis”

H.A. 101: Membranes

Membranes are a vital component in protecting the body from its surrounding environment. In the human body, membranes are composed of Epithelial and Connective tissue. Each one of these membranes will consist of a sheet of epithelial cells and an underlying connective tissue layer. Membranes can be divided into four main categories: Mucous Membranes SerousContinue reading “H.A. 101: Membranes”