Subcutaneous Layer

The first layer below the cutaneous membrane is called the subcutaneous layer. It is also known as the hypodermis and superficial fascia. Although this layer helps stabilize the integumentary system and shares some characteristics, it is not technically a part of the integumentary system. Within the subcutaneous layer, you can find major blood vessels, adiposeContinue reading “Subcutaneous Layer”

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”

Function and Structure Of The Integumentary System

The integumentary system is the most recognizable organ in your entire body. It consists of your hair, nails, skin, sebaceous glands sweat glands, mammary glands, and more. Believe it or not, your skin is actually an organ. This makes it visible to the outside world and because of that, clinicians can determine a lot aboutContinue reading “Function and Structure Of The Integumentary System”