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A 46-year-old member asked:

Where is the dermis and the epidermis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Skin: They make up layers of the skin.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between the epidermis and the dermis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
The difference: The epidermis is the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. The dermis lies below it. The dermis contains many structures whereas the epidermis contains few.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the importance of the epidermis and dermis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
They help to: form skin which a way the body protects itself.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is the dermis thicker than the epidermis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: The dermis is significantly thicker than the epidermis.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the similarities between the epidermis and dermis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
They are both: layers of the skin.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How does the epidermis differ from dermis?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
The epidermis: is the outermost layer of skin. The dermis is right below it. The epidermis contains very little in the way of structures. Whereas the dermis contains blood vessels and many other structures.

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