The dermis is an important component of skin (also
known as the "integument", or "integumentary system").
The dermis may also be referred to as the “corium” and is
the thick layer of living tissue located behind beneath the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). The dermis consists mainly of many loose
connective tissues including:
glands, sensory nerve endings, and other structures.
To view the location of the dermis relative to the
other key components of the skin see:
of the Structure of the Skin. This may be of particular interest
to students of courses in massage,
reflexology, beauty therapies, and other clinical courses.