The Structure of the Skin

The skin, the largest organ in the body, is composed of two layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis, the outer layer, is made of stratified epithelial tissue. The dermis, the inner layer, is made of
primarily collagen and fibrous connective tissue. Between the two layers lies the basement membrane, which is composed of glycoproteins, mucopolysaccharides, and collagen fibers.


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