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The papilla of a hair follicle is an indentation at the base of the bulb of the hair.
Diagram of the papilla of a hair follicle
The papilla of a hair follicle contains many blood vessels that supply nutrients to nourish the growing hair.
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This is in the Structures of the Skin section of the health glossary.
The papilla is just one of the structures of each hair follicle.
The topic of the structure of a hair follicle is included in some courses in health sciences and associated subjects, such as nursing, skin care, beauty therapy and many holistic treatments.
Today's Study Tip: If you remember best by listening to information don't be too shy to read your notes aloud when revising. - 20th May 2013.
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