Dermis - Definition

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Définition

The dermis is one of the three layers which make the structure of the skin.
It is located between the epidermis and hypodermis.

The dermis contains collagen, elastin and fibronectin, which maintain it flexible and resilient, allowing the proteins to absorb water and retain a hydrated skin, and immune cells or texture.
The dermis receives blood and redistributes the epidermis.
The dermis helps regulate body temperature, heal and remove toxins, by evacuating through sweat.

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Original article published by . Translated by Crashounette. Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:17 PM by christelle.b.
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