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Layers, Tactile Receptors, and Appendages of Human Skin

1 Free Nerve Ending

2 Meissner Corpuscle

Thick Skin (e.g., Palm) Thin Skin (e.g., Axilla) 3 Merkel Cell

4 Ruffini Corpuscle

5 Pacinian Corpuscle

6 Root Hair Plexus

A 7 Eccrine Gland

8 Apocrine Gland

A
B C 9 Holocrine Gland
C 1 1
D
D 10 Hair Follicle
3 3
E
2 11 M. arrector pili
E F
F 12 Adipose Tissue

G 11 G
9 Arteriole
4
Venule

7 7 Nerve
4

A – Stratum corneum
5
6 8 B – Stratum lucidum

Epidermis
C – Stratum granulosum

Cutis
10 D – Stratum spinosum
H H
E – Stratum basale
12 12
F – Stratum papillare

Dermis
G – Stratum reticulare

H – Subcutis

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