The Structure of Skin

The following diagram illustrates the basic structure of the skin, labelling key components.

It may be useful preparation for, and/or revision of, courses in bodywork therapies.

The components labelled in the above diagram include the following:

Click on the pink links below for more information.

See also page about What is the function of skin ? ... which mentions several of the parts of the skin labelled above.

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