Anatomy & Human Movement: Structure & Function, 4th edition by Nigel Palastanga, Derek Field, Roger Soames

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Sebaceous glands and hair are absent on these surfaces. The skin and subcutaneous tissues camouflage the deeper structures of the body. Nevertheless, it is often necessary to identify and manipulate these deeper structures through the skin, and also to test their function, effectiveness and efficiency. To do this the examiner relies heavily on sensory information provided by his or her own skin, particularly that of the digits and hands. Indeed, the skin of this region is so richly endowed with sensory nerve endings that it allows objects to be identified by touch alone, culminating in the ability of the blind to read with their fingers.

31 SKIN, ITS APPENDAGES AND SPECIAL SENSES: EAR sweat glands, as are the glands of the external auditory rneatus (ceruminous glands). The cells of these latter glands contain a yellowish pigment which colours the wax secretion (cerumin). Mammary gland (breast) The mammary glands are modified sweat glands, being accessory to the reproductive function in females, secreting milk (lactation) for the nourishment of the infant. In children prior to puberty and the adult male, the glands are rudimentary and functionless.

Lateral to the paraxial mesoderm is a thinner layer, the lateral plate mesoderm, which is continuous at its edges with the extra-embryonic mesoderm. Connecting the edge of the paraxial mesoderm to the lateral plate mesoderm is a longitudinal tract, the intermediate mesoderm, from which arises the nephrogenic cord. 21 INTRODUCTION: EARLY EMBRYOLOGY 1 Fig. 14 a) Completion of neural tube formation, appearance of paraxial mesoderm (somite) and intermediate mesoderm; b) differentiation and migration of the somite mesoderm.

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