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The tough ridge of skin that grows out over the nail's base. Cuticle
True skin, containing adipose tissue, blood vessels, and nerve endings. Dermis
A tough, fibrous protein that provides protection by waterproofing the skin. Keratin
The tiny muscles that pull the hair upright. Arrector Pili
The skin layer that contains melanocytes, nails, and pore openings. Epidermis
Granules that give color to the skin, hair and the iris of the eye. Melanin
Glands whose primary functions are to regulate temperature and eliminate wastes. Sudoriferous Glands
The connective tissue layer that connects the dermis to underlying structures. Superficial fascia
Specialized cells in the epidermis where skin pigment is synthesized. Melanocytes
The thin hard plates found in the distal ends of fingers and toes. Nails
Can become irritated during a massage because of allergies, hair pulling, and inadequate amount of lubricant. Hair follicles
Glands that secrete a fatty substance, lubricating both hair and epidermis Sebaceous Glands
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