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Hypodermis

The fatty layer of skin, home of sweat glands and fat and collagen cells. The hypodermis is responsible for conserving your body's heat and protecting your vital inner organs.

Question: What are the functions of the hypodermis? After studying the skin in anatomy class, Toby grabbed the large "love handles" at his waist and said "I have too thick hypodermis, but that's OK because this layer performs valuable functions!" What are the functions of the hypodermis?

Answer: The hypodermis acts as an energy reserve. The fats contained in the adipocytes can be put back into circulation, via the venous route, during intense effort or when there is a lack of energy providing substances, and are then transformed into energy. When we speak of "burning up calories", we are burning up fats in particular. The hypodermis participates, passively at least, in thermoregulation since fat is a heat insulator.

 


Hypodermis Related Products and News

Skin: Facts, Diseases & Conditions

LiveScience.com
The hypodermis ? also called subcutaneous tissue ? is the deepest layer of the skin. It helps insulate the body and cushion internal organs, the Cleveland Clinic noted. The hypodermis is composed of connective tissue called adipose tissue, which ...
 

Supplementary Materials

Science Careers Blog (subscription)
Movie S7: Entry of new mitfa:GFP+ cells into the hypodermis. Shown is a representative. Tg(tg:nVenus-2a-nfnB); Tg(mitfa:GFP) trunk (stage DR) from a thyroid-intact fish, treated at 4 dpf only with DMSO. Several mitfa:GFP+ cells emerge from extra ...
 

Medical Xpress

Moisturising routine reduces skin damage for elderly
Medical Xpress
 

Five arrested after robbery in Villas

Shore News Today
Hill was charged with, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm while committing drug crimes, possession of hollow point bullets, possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, and possession of a hypodermis needle. Hill was lodged ...
 

Police Arrest Five Suspected of Armed Robbery

Cape May County Herald (press release)
... Glenholden, Pa., was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm while committing drug crimes, possession of hollow point bullets, possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, and possession of a hypodermis needle.
 

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime Sleep Tight Mask

Truth In Aging
... doing a bit more research, I found that the peony extract controls cellular communication. This prevents ?deleterious exchanges? (a cellular equivalent of a brawl) between the reticular dermis and the hypodermis, thus preventing loss of structure ...
 

The Pharmaceutical Journal

Study identifies how gold nanoparticles penetrate skin
The Pharmaceutical Journal
 

Vanity Fare: New stuff from La Mer, Paco Rabanne, Victoria's Secret, Cyber Colors

The Star Online
Ginseng extract promotes regeneration of skin cells while cordyceps essence helps slow down degeneration of cells. Lingzhi extract improves micro-circulation and angelica sinensis help to revitalise the hypodermis. Products include liquid foundation ...
 

Don't get grossed out

Sedalia Democrat
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Teen Club used mini marshmallows, Jell-o and Fruit Roll-Ups to represent the layers of skin ? epidermis, dermis and hypodermis ? and M&M's and Twizzlers to represent ...
 

Truth In Aging

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin
Truth In Aging