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The subcutis is the layer of tissue directly underlying the cutis. It is mainly composed of Adipose tissue is an anatomical term for loose connective tissue composed of energy in the form of fat, although it also cushions and insulates the body. It has an important endocrine function in producing recently-discovered hormones such as leptin, resistin and TNFα. Anatomical features Adipose tissue is primarily... adipose tissue. Its physiological function includes insulation and storage of nutrients. Directly below the subcutis is usually a layer of Structure of a skeletal muscle Muscle is one of the four tissue types. The other three types are: epithelium, connective tissue and nervous tissue. The primary purpose of muscle tissue is to contract. Muscle contraction is used to move parts of the body, as well as to move substances within... muscle (covered in a Fascia is a specialized connective tissue layer which surrounds muscles, bones, and joints, providing support and protection and giving structure to the body. It consists of two layers: the superficial fascia and the deep fascia. Superficial Fascia is located directly beneath the subcutis of the skin. It functions in storing... fascia) or Annaba (ِArabic عنّابة, formerly B ne) is a city in the north-eastern corner of Algeria near the river Wadi Seybouse and Tunisian border. It is located in the province of Annaba. As of 2004, its population is estimated to be 235,100. Annaba... bone (covered in The periosteum is an envelope of fibrous connective tissue that is wrapped around the bone in all places except at joints (which are protected by cartilage). As opposed to bone itself, it has nociceptive nerve endings, making it very sensitive to manipulation. The periosteum is connected to the bone by... periosteum).

Subcutaneous Injection has multiple meanings: In mathematics, the term injection refers to an injective function. Medical injection. Injection molding industrial process. Fuel injection in internal combustion engines This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link... injections are given by injecting a fluid into the subcutis. It is relatively painless and an effective way to administer particular types of medication.

In zootomy, the integumentary system is often the largest organ system of an animal, comprising the skin, hair and nails. The name comes from the Latin integumentum, which means to cover. The major components of the integumentary system are the cutaneous membrane (skin), and its accessory structures (hair, nails, exocrine... Integumentary system
This article is about skin in the biological sense. For other uses of skin see skin (computing) and skinhead. Regarding exposure of the skin to be seen by others, or prevention of this, see nudity, nudism, modesty, clothing. Fruits such as oranges also have a skin or peel, which is... Skin - Sweating (also called perspiration or sometimes transpiration) is the loss of a watery fluid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and urea in solution, that is secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Sweat also consist of the chemicals or odorants 2-methylphenol and 4-methyphenol. In humans... Sweat glands - Hair is also a musical: see Hair (musical) and Hair (movie) Hair is the filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis found in mammals. Hair is a characteristic of all mammals, though in some species hair is absent at certain stages of life. Hairs are also found on plants, the technical term... Hair - This article discusses the anatomical nail. For other uses of the term, see nail. Nails: left hand, 24 y.o. male Anatomy In anatomy, a nail is a horn-like piece at the end of a human or animal finger or toe. See also claw and hoof. Fingernails and toenails... Nails
This article is about skin in the biological sense. For other uses of skin see skin (computing) and skinhead. Regarding exposure of the skin to be seen by others, or prevention of this, see nudity, nudism, modesty, clothing. Fruits such as oranges also have a skin or peel, which is... Skin
Epidermis could refer to: In plants, the outermost layer of cells covering the leaves and young parts of a plant, see plant dermal tissue system. In vertebrates, epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. In invertebrates, the outermost layer of cells of the organism. Etymology: 17th Century, via Late... Epidermis ( The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the epidermis, and comprises the surface of the skin. It is composed mainly of dead cells that lack nuclei. As these dead cells slough off, they are continuously replaced by new cells from the stratum germinativum. Cells of the stratum corneum contain... Stratum corneum, Stratum lucidum, Stratum granulosum, Stratum spinosum, Stratum germinativum or stratum basale is the layer of keratinocytes that lies at the base of the epidermis immediately above the dermis. It consists of a single layer of tall cells lying on a basement membrane. These cells undergo rapid cell division to replenish the regular loss of skin by... Stratum germinativum/basale)
The dermis is the layer of skin beneath the epidermis, that consists of connective tissue and harbors many nerve endings that provide the sense of touch. It contains most of the skins nerves, hair follicles, and oil and sweat glands. Categories: Medicine stubs | Integumentary system ... Dermis - Subcutis

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www.patientcenters.com -- Childhood Cancer Center -- Subcutaneous Ports (1268 words)
Subcutaneous ports have a septum that is self-sealing after needle removal, and are designed to withstand years of needle insertions.
The subcutaneous port must be accessed and flushed with saline and heparin at least once every 30 days, which usually coincides with the monthly clinic visit and blood checks.
The risks for a subcutaneous port are similar to those for the external catheter: infection, clots, and rarely, kinks or rupture.
Principles of Pediatric Dermatology - Chapter 44 : DISORDERS OF SUBCUTANEOUS FAT PANNICULITIS (844 words)
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon and transient disorder of neonates in which focal areas of fat necrosis cause nodular skin lesions.
Subcutaneous fat necrosis generally occurs in full-term or post-term infants of normal birth weight, during the first 6 weeks of life.
Nodular thickening of the subcutaneous tissues is usually first detected between the second and 21st day of life.
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