Anatomy and physiology of the skin.

  title={Anatomy and physiology of the skin.},
  author={Noreen Heer Nicol},
  journal={Dermatology nursing},
  volume={17 1},
 Epidermis o Avascular o Multilayer o Environmental barrier and prevents water loss  Dermis o Vascular o Two layers, papillary and reticular o Contains blood and lymph vessels, nerves, sweat and sebaceous glands, hair roots o Provides tensile strength, regulates temperature, senses environment  Subcutaneous: o Composed of fat, blood vessels and connective tissue o Anchors to deep tissue, regulates temperature, stores energy